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Progressivism and the social gospel – history and implications

The last commentary discussed “progressivism” and alcohol Prohibition. It is one of the darker episodes of American history in the last century, and we are “celebrating” the 100th Anniversary of Prohibition in America. Progressivism (Regressivism) and Prohibition are linked to, … Continue reading

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Plans, hope and our future

By Nathan Barton The quote below from the Bible is, of course, religious.  But even for nonreligious lovers of liberty, it carries a good and important message. This is worth pondering as we celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the American … Continue reading

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Who owns us?

By Nathan Barton For those of us who advocate and practice (to the best of our abilities) the principle of self-government, the answer is obvious. Whether we are proponents, or even comfortable with, the philosophy of Ayn Rand or Harry … Continue reading

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More on liberty and authority

By Nathan Barton The vast gulf between libertarians (lovers of liberty – NOT members of a Libertarian Party) and Authoritarians, or Controllers, applies to more than just the State, governments, and politics. We find it in society, in the market … Continue reading

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Fame, wealth, and power, and the greatest of these is… (Part 2 – dealing with predators)

By Nathan Barton In part 1, I tried to dissect this current rash of exposing and (supposedly) punishing sexual predators. Although sexual predation (and abuse) are endemic in human society, those in power, with wealth and influence, and who are … Continue reading

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Predator alert or witch hunt? (Part 1 – dealing with predators)

By Nathan Barton As we’ve discussed before, the sudden explosion of reports, action, and admission of sexual predation against children and women is notable. It is also continuing. Indeed, it can be characterized as being a matter of hysteria. Is … Continue reading

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Count your blessings

By Nathan Barton It is appropriate that this happened on Thanksgiving Day here in the Fifty States.  As reported by the Daily Telegraph, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sweden has called on its clergy to stop calling “God” (we presume, … Continue reading

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