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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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SCOTUS legalizes sports wagering nationally

By Nathan Barton The WaPo reports that SCOTUS has overturned a federal law which has been on the books for a quarter-century,  The law, supposedly to protect the ‘integrity of collegiate and professional sports, enacted in 1992, prohibited 49 states … Continue reading

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Rebellion? Revolution?

By Nathan Barton I am hearing more and more signs of rebellion in many parts of the West – especially the rural farming and ranching areas. People are sick of being told what to do in the minutest detail by … Continue reading

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Gaming and government

By Nathan Barton As the final episodes of Game of Thrones are being anticipated, it is fun to look at the way gaming has impacted our view of government today.  (And by gaming, I do not use it in the … Continue reading

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Should libertarians support “New California?”

By Nathan Barton Eagle Rising, a conservative website, has an article discussing and applauded efforts of “rural” California attempting to secede from the core urban areas of the Golden State. A lessening in the size and power of the People’s … Continue reading

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“Converting” someone to self-government

By Nathan Barton Understandably, you, dear reader, may think I’m being needlessly (or even brashly or offensively) spiritual (religious) by using this term.  Yet, in reality, in today’s world we find it necessary to treat statists in a way very … Continue reading

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Who gives us our rights?

By Nathan Barton I highly commend Jacob Hornberger’s latest piece on the First Amendment where he (again) challenges the sick and sickening mindset that government (or the Constitution) gives Americans rights – in particular, the right of free speech, including … Continue reading

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