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Were Lee, Jackson, and Wheeler traitors?

In the last commentary (HERE) I ran out of words to explain my claim that Southern officers and enlisted personnel (and their leaders and civilians) were NOT traitors to the United States. So here is the next commentary: WHY do … Continue reading

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Military threats to the Fifty States: A subverted military

The seemingly treasonous actions of which General Milley is accused, in the waning days of the Trump administration, make me ponder the current state of threat to the Fifty States: The US Constitution The federal government The Fifty State governments … Continue reading

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The evil that is “police power” in these States

In the last year, we have seen increasing calls – some perhaps strongly justified – for the abolition of police across the Fifty States. Some local jurisdictions have, at least in essence, done so, or make it their public policy … Continue reading

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Socialists – the proto-Borg

Most readers will recall one of the series of Star Fleet enemies, the half-organic, half-mechnical “civilization” which motto was “Resistance is Futile” as they worked to assimilate – or kill – all other intelligent forms of life or seeming life. … Continue reading

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That dead letter

Lawrence Vance is, in my opinion, one of the better scholars and writers on civics, government, and political matters today. His understanding of the accurate history of these States and the sleight of hand fobbed off on the States and … Continue reading

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“A republican form of government” and presidential powers

Last Thursday and Friday, The Donald declared that States which failed to allow their residents religious freedom by denying their right to assemble and do other things that are matters of religion were wrong. On Friday he commanded America’s governors … Continue reading

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Time to be proud of a South Dakotan’s stand

It isn’t often that I can say anything really nice about the government of the State of South Dakota. Although much better than many – indeed, almost all other – States, it is still not defending liberty and freedom the … Continue reading

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Implications of defining “democracy” for 2019 and beyond

By Nathan Barton In my last commentary on this subject, I did a brief analysis of ways in which the US Constitution is NOT democratic. And why the Democratic wing of the Regressives in the US Congress believe that to … Continue reading

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Defining “Democracy” and why the FedGov isn’t

By Nathan Barton Most libertarians and conservatives are aware that the Federal Government – the union of States – was established as a republic and not a democracy.  And of the distain (if that is a strong enough word) of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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