Tag Archives: personal responsibility

Shutdown demonstrates the future

By Nathan Barton As the current partial government shutdown continues and sets a modern record for the Fedgov’s closure, it may be that we are seeing the future. No, it is NOT a future that looks like the National Mall … Continue reading

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Looking into a mirror – demands of liberty

By Nathan Barton Most of us here in the Fifty States (and around the world) pretty much take for granted that “liberty” is a desirable thing.  The problem comes in defining liberty and how much of it we (well, at … Continue reading

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Bloody Tuesday

By Nathan Barton It is, if I count right, seventeen years since someone hijacked four commercial airliners and used them to attack targets in the Northeastern United States.  Killing thousands, many of them simply in the wrong place at the … Continue reading

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Is more government the solution to attacks on free speech?

By Nathan Barton Alex Jones, the gravel-voiced publisher, owner, editor, and voice of InfoWars and other websites and podcasts, is in the news and the commentaries this week. And he is actually in trouble.  As I understand it, Apple, Facebook, … Continue reading

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Who is in charge?

By Nathan Barton Bear with me: this is going to start on a religious note, but we’ll soon get to the political and societal side of things. More and more, as I study the Bible and religious matters, by myself … Continue reading

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Is it government’s duty to control weeds? (Part II)

By Nathan Barton In the last commentary I discussed the role of government in controlling weeds.  Weeds along streets and roads, on public property, and on private property. I believe that there are many ways to deal with weeds that … Continue reading

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Is it government’s duty to control weeds? (Part I)

By Nathan Barton A correspondent recently asked me an interesting question.  Is it government’s duty to protect us from weeds?  Is it government’s job to control weeds? Although he was asking the question regarding a particular subject, in reality, there … Continue reading

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