Tag Archives: South Dakota

Lessons from the Heartland

By Nathan Barton This commentary comes from a long-time friend and correspondent in the Sand Hills of Nebraska and South Dakota. I think it shows how liberty works in a small if very widespread community, where in times of crisis, … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update – South Dakota civics test fails

By Nathan Barton A quick follow-up on the South Dakota bill that would have required home-schoolers to pass a state-mandated (and -written) test on civics in order to get a valid high school diploma. It has (for now, at least) … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Consistency is a rare jewel

By Nathan Barton For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some of the most difficult issues that you confront. ‘Take me through where … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Great Sales Tax Scam

By Nathan Barton The great guys at Agora Financial/Laissez Faire sent this out recently: For the record: As anticipated here [Agora Financial] Tuesday, the Supreme Court has just cleared the way for states to start collecting sales tax from online … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A PS to “How stupid do they think South Dakotans are?”

By Nathan Barton This is just a post-script to the recent commentary, to give someone credit where credit is due. The proposal discussed in the last part of the commentary is actually a variation (and watering down) of something that … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How stupid do they think South Dakotans are? (An election tale)

By Nathan Barton In South Dakota, this election, there are several constitutional amendments being proposed. Amendment T purports to “remove politics” from the legislative redistricting process by creating a special commission. The advocates’ slogan is “The voters select their legislators, … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Racism in Geography – A Case Study and Speculations

By Nathan Barton Warning: Massive rant ahead! Maybe even a tirade. Government destroys everything it touches: makes it worse and worse until at last, there is nothing (worthwhile) left. Last week, in the news in South Dakota, we found that … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment