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Republic or Empire: what the American military is not

By Nathan Barton Many people over the years have compared Rome to America (what is now the Fifty States), in various ways.  Good and bad.  Fortunately, most of the similarities are superficial, and there are many differences.

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Republic or Empire – What is the American military?

By Nathan Barton The entire issue of “transgender” military personnel is again in the news, with the new “ban” announced to take effect in April, as reported by Jewish World Review. It brings to mind some basic questions. Whether the … Continue reading

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Military obligation

By Nathan Barton Warning: this is a commentary on a commentary on a commentary! A guy (gal?) Finian Cunningham published a commentary on OpEdNews, asking, “Is a military coup against Trump in the cards?”  In part this reads: “In an … Continue reading

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Your right? Or you’re wrong? Part 2

By Nathan Barton (See part 1) Sometimes, maybe the standards can change. Often that is because technology and tactics change.  Being allergic to horses used to be a serious problem and would get you down-checked.  Not so much a problem … Continue reading

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Your right?  Or you’re wrong? Part 1

By Nathan Barton Recently, the establishment is resisting the recent announcement by the current Commander-in-Chief that “transgendered” people will NOT be allowed to serve in the military.  This came up the end of August as it became clear that bureaucrats … Continue reading

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Don’t rein in my parade

By Nathan Barton With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Friday, a number of places held their St. Patrick’s Day parades on Saturday or Sunday.  As with Christmas, it appears that St. Paddy’s Day is a political football.  The news … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary: this and that

Libertarian Commentary #16-21D by Nathan Barton Before getting to other news, I find myself commenting on the “bathroom crisis” – a manufactured issue that nevertheless seems to be dominating political thinking right now. And distracting us from more critical issues. … Continue reading

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