Consistency is a rare jewel

By Nathan Barton

For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some of the most difficult issues that you confront. ‘Take me through where you felt you had to compromise your values.’ Kenneth Chenault

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is one of the good guys.  Although not truly libertarian, they nevertheless come close in many areas.  As their name states, they legally defend home-schooling parents against government tyranny.  Especially the petty bureaucratic mindset of too many educrats: public school administrators and faculty.  And the inflated egos and stupidity of too many public school boards and their members.

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Liberty quotes – Winston Churchill

By Nathan Barton

Winston Churchill was an imperialist, a warmonger, and (among many other things) an unrecovered but fully functioning alcoholic.  But no one denies that he had a way with words, or that he understood liberty and freedom.

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Looking back – Knights of Non-Aggression

By Nathan Barton

A few readers may, like me, recall the Knights of Non-Aggression, members of the Liberty Round Table, a very informal organization of anarchists and liberty-loving and -keeping people back in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

We were as loosely organized as a herd of house cats, but we learned a lot from each other and supported various causes.  And brought a lot of people into the liberty movement. Fruit that continues to be harvested today, around the world.

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The War-Party State (following up on one-party states)

By Nathan Barton

My recent commentary on One-Party States triggered some thoughts. Just a few short words about some of these.  I may have a more lengthy commentary on it in the future.

One point made is that here in the Fifty States – especially in the FedGov, we do indeed have a type of one-party state.

My correspondent called it “The War-Party State” and suggested reading this recent posting by David Stockman. (Be warned, it is a lengthy read: Stockman is being interviewed by Mika Brzezinski, and the result is a poorly-edited transcript. By proxy, in talking to Mika, he is challenging the Deputy Warmonger-in-Chief, Zbegnew Brzezinski himself. (Warmonger-in-Chief title I award to Henry Kissinger.)

Ron Paul recently pointed out that Congress has idiotically attempted to prohibit Trump from withdrawing the US from NATO. Trump doing that would effectively retire NATO, as Stockman also points out.  It is a relic of the Cold War that is being used (a) to restart a cold war between the US and Europe on one side, and Russia on the other, and (b) used as an excuse for Euro-American imperialism around the world. Definitely a “benefit” of the War Party.

We can see this cooperation between the Dems and Reps in many dozens of ways, and not just in DC by any means.  It can take a variety of forms, but all of them are detrimental to freedom and liberty.

There is no need for this single-party to have any kind of unified administration or formal organization.  The entire game wouldn’t and couldn’t work that way.  Nor is there any reason for there to be lockstep agreement on all issues – just a few major ones that are public will do.  And of course, the two parties are in far more agreement on their hidden agenda: including more money and other power to the governments at all levels.

 

 

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Lies and more lies – lowlife living

By Nathan Barton

If you do not know the name “Keith Ellison,” see the end of this commentary.

This lowlife, now with the authority of being Attorney General for a major liberal midwestern state, sent us an email recently. Filled with lies and intended to twang the heartstrings of the reader.  Typical of politicians of all types.

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Crumbling government

By Nathan Barton

Space.com recently reported that NASA has approved SpaceX sending a Dragon passenger-carrying spacecraft (capsule, really) with a dummy on a test flight to the International Space Station, scheduled for 2 March – just a few days from now.

Assuming the test drive is successful, NASA will begin using the Dragon to take its astronauts to and from the ISS.  Space.com reports this would be the first time that NASA uses a private spacecraft for its employees.

This is, of course, an oversimplification.  NASA does not, and never has had, a workforce and its own factories to build its spacecraft, not even back in the days of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo.  These manned spacecraft, and their launch vehicles, have always been built by private industry.  Using parts and materials produced by private business.  There are very few (if any) government OPERATED mines or manufacturing plants or anything else.

I know this is a small thing, but a sign of hope for those who love liberty.

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Insanity and taxes

By Nathan Barton

Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.

All of us have been that way more than once, of course.  “Why won’t that delete key work!?!” and “Maybe THIS time Joe will do what he’s told…”

But government is the real example of this madness. Particularly in one serious way.  “The solution to ANY problem is to throw more stolen money at it.”

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