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Valuing our liberties

A recent poll in Russia reports that more and more Russians understand the importance of freedom of speech. And other freedoms. At the same time, here in the Fifty States, 51% of persons recently polled believe that the First Amendment … Continue reading

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Washington's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

Please read and share: See below for further thoughts. Thanksgiving ProclamationNew York, 3 October 1789(Bold is added by the editor.) By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge … Continue reading

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The myth of the Nine Nazgul, their lesser brethren, and freedom

The vast majority of Americans believe that the Nazgul and the entire black-robe gang are the ultimate protectors of our liberties. By Nazgul, I refer of course to the nine Justices of the Supreme Court and all the lesser magistrates, … Continue reading

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Liberty and the environment

I’ve been asked this question more than once over the years, as an environmental engineer: “If business is not regulated by government, wouldn’t the environment be destroyed?” Here is a compendium of my answers, over time. Here in the Fifty … Continue reading

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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 … 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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China, democracy and liberty

By Nathan Barton What do Chinese Communists fear? The Hill some weeks ago published an opinion piece about how Red China fears democracy. Since this, of course, China and its economy, the US trade war, and the situation in Hong … Continue reading

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