Tag Archives: law enforcement

Keeping the peace is NOT enforcing the law

TPOL frequently comments on police. Our recent commentary on an alternative to 21st Century policing and police forces received several comments which led to examining some of the topics in more detail. I appreciate the comments and the thoughts that … Continue reading

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Enforcing the law and keeping the peace – two different things

TPOL frequently comments on police. Our recent commentary on an alternative to 21st Century policing and police forces received several comments which led to examining some of the topics in more detail. I appreciate the comments and the thoughts that … Continue reading

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Soma and other retro tyrannies

Many libertarian (and even a few conservative) writers have pointed out more than once that the novels 1984 and Brave New World seem to be treated more as “how-to” manuals than the dire warnings their authors intended them to be. … Continue reading

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A libertarian cop…

I’ve known a few libertarians who were cops, or retired cops, over the years. They’ve been good, very good, for the most part – a few were fakes (fake libertarians, not fake cops!) but it was obvious from the git-go. … Continue reading

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Not all cops are total losers – but

By Nathan Barton It is easy to brand all police officers – and their cousins, government-employed security guards – as evil and total losers, who love to flaunt their power and ride roughshod over anyone and everyone. Sadly, this stereotype … Continue reading

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Wyoming – business as usual

By Nathan Barton Mama Liberty would have loved this story, found in the Lusk Herald in their 18 April 2019 issue (hardcopy only; I was unable to find it on their website). In Buffalo, Wyoming, a wanted man fled law … Continue reading

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Courage – part 2

By Nathan Barton Courage, as discussed earlier, is a virtue.  It is also a requirement for many occupations. “First responders” is a fairly new label, referring to firefighters, emergency medical technicians/paramedics, and law-enforcement officers.  That is, those persons (usually government … Continue reading

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How government enforces our “protections” (and why it is wrong)

By Nathan Barton In the last two commentaries, I discussed government and weeds. In those, I raised the question of how government enforces laws, even without having any legitimate authority to do so. Laws which are supposed to protect people … Continue reading

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Time for the FBI to go away

By Nathan Barton Revelations concerning the failure of the FBI to follow up on published threats by the Florida school killer to do just that – kill people in school – are troubling. Coming on top of the exposure of … Continue reading

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A rebuttal: Christians and Law Enforcement

By Nathan Barton Author’s Note: As we see the uptick in cops getting killed, cops killing others, terrorism, and the associated screams and panic, it is important to look at some basic principles regarding justice, law enforcement, and related matters. … Continue reading

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