Tag Archives: local government

… on our knees before our “betters”

Municipal and county officials are often incredibly arrogant. For every customer service representative or equipment operator or even police officer who is friendly, helpful, courteous and encouraging? There seem to be two or three who are arrogant, condescending, sniffing out … Continue reading

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Beer flu, pandemic panic, and the police power

We are now fifteen months into the Pandemic Panic, and the greatest expansion of the police power of state and local governments in American history. Why? Not because of any disease, but because of this: This is what the governors, … Continue reading

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Paying the piper locally

Paying the Piper: The failures of local government in the Fifty States is more and more clear as the 21st Century progresses. And it is the inhabitants of their lands that are paying the piper for these failures. Local government … Continue reading

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The tyranny of local government, revisited (part 2)

Editor’s note: Please feel free to read part 1 from August 2017, and the revisit of that commentary. This commentary was written in 2017, but more has been added [in red italics]. By Nathan Barton I have come to understand … Continue reading

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The tyranny of local government, revisited (part 1)

Back on the 17th of August, 2017 – three and a half years ago, TPOL published this commentary.  In that time, the truth of the premise has been proven over and over ago.  It is worth sharing again, with a … Continue reading

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Revolution spreading?

Back in the 1770s, the tax revolt against Parliament and King George did not instantly flare up in even half-a-dozen colonies, but rather started in a few places and spread from there. That was not entirely due to poor communications … Continue reading

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What’s your frustration level?

By Nathan Barton I guess I just naturally seem to hang around with a bunch of malcontents. People who are fed up with things as they are, concerned about how things are developing in the Fifty States, their own state, … Continue reading

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The destruction of business by government

By Nathan Barton For decades, I have seen this happen, and it long precedes my lifetime.  Governments, constantly seeking more and more power (control) and (of course) money, are quick to take advantage of perceived lack of services in (and … Continue reading

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The terror of local government in the Fifty States, part 1

By Nathan Barton The attitude and record of local governments across the Fifty States is incredibly distressing, to me and many others. It is not a series of isolated incidents, or of a few big urban areas or small rural … Continue reading

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Local government – such a drag

By Nathan Barton The ineptness, arrogance, and corruption of local government stares at us from our computer screens and (for those that still get and read them) the pages of local newspapers. Consider some examples.  In Moab, Utah, we read … Continue reading

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