A free market, a free society

By Nathan Barton

Once upon a time, a customer walked into a grocery store, went to the counter, and told a clerk what she wanted.  The clerk would rush hither and yon, gather the goods, weigh and tag them, then use a pencil and pad to calculate the bill. The customer would pay in coins or bills. Then she more than likely would then go to a meat market, a dairy, a bakery, vegetable and fruit stands, a drygoods store, and a drugstore, to buy the other things she wanted.   Those other businesses were similarly run.

But we humans just can’t leave things alone!

An example of a recent innovation in sales and marketing – ammo by the pound.

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Abortion and liberty

The news was horrifying.

“More than 2,200 preserved fetal remains have been found on the Illinois property of a recently deceased doctor who performed abortions, the Will County sheriff’s office said in a statement. The family and attorney of Ulrich Klopfer, who died on Sept. 3, discovered 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains on Thursday while going through the deceased doctor’s personal property and alerted the local coroner’s office, the sheriff’s office said. ‘The family is cooperating fully with this investigation. There is no evidence that any medical procedures were conducted at the property,’ the statement, issued on Friday, said. Will County is located about 45 miles (72 km) southwest of Chicago. The Will County Sheriff and Coroner’s office could not immediately be reached for comment on Saturday.” (09/15/19)
One thing that the 20th and 21st Centuries have given mankind is the ability to commit mass murder on a retail scale.  This is nearly as sickening as the evil actions of abortionist Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia, perhaps because we don’t know all the details of just how more than 2,000 dead babies ended up in pickle jars in this man’s basement.
What we do know is that each of these bodies is a dead child.

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Hope for liberty in the 21st Century

By Nathan Barton

You didn’t hear it on the hourly news, the daily or weekly news roundups, or the newspapers. (Or at least I couldn’t find it.)

But the gang of murderous thugs and tyrants who rule most of the Arabian Peninsula and hold much of the world at their mercy for oil got their hats handed to them recently.

You CAN read about it at Lew Rockwell, reposted from Strategic Culture, fortunately. The Yemeni, on the receiving end of Saudi rage for years, launched a successful raid deep into Saudi territory at a port and provincial capital (Jizan or Jazan) on the Red Sea coast.  This incursion into the far Southwest corner of the Saudi Kingdom chewed up three brigades of the Saudi Army.

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CalExit heating up

By Nathan Barton

As political conditions turn more and more sour across the Fifty States, it appears that some folks are working hard at opting out.

Not giving up on electoral and other traditional politics as so many of us have.  But in essence, saying “a pox on ALL your houses.”

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Hong Kong and liberty

By Nathan Barton

In July, the Heritage Foundation rated Hong Kong as the MOST economically-free nation in the world, giving it 89.9 out of a possible 100.  Not  politically free, but economically-free.  They (and we) recognize that the two DO go together.

Since then, the protests over the Red Chinese (Communist) regime to extradite accused persons to the mainland have dominated world news.

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Reposting: Mama Liberty’s “The Free Cheese”

To all our readers:

In going back into the files while trying to fix the recent two-week shutdown, I’ve again found some of Mama Liberty’s columns, and here is one to share again – especially since (though it is but the 1st of October as I write this) we have had the first snow of the season!

First light, 5:58 AM, Mountain Standard Time in Newcastle, Wyoming. The sky is clear to the East, and the temperature is a balmy 22 degrees. The usual early February warming spell so frustrating to gardeners and others who just want spring to get here, but know that we’re only half way through winter.

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A brief look at the 9th Amendment and “gun control”

By Nathan Barton

In 2019, much of the Bill of Rights has become a dead letter, honored (but threatened) by words and largely ignored (or avoided through loopholes) in practice.  L Neil Smith, in his BORE initiative, points this out clearly.

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

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