Tag Archives: Theft by government

Foreign aid – the wrong thing for the wrong reasons

By Nathan Barton The libertarian position on foreign aid is straightforward: Foreign aid is unconstitutional. Foreign aid is an illegitimate purpose of government. I am a firm believer in foreign aid.  I have donated to foreign aid projects many times: … Continue reading

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Hey, it’s just money; or is it?

By Nathan Barton What is the problem? No, it is not just the idea that the answer to all government-recognized ills is to “throw money at it.” That is a symptom of the disease. Three recent stories in Freedom Net … Continue reading

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Taxes and Government Waste

By MamaLiberty I have interesting conversations, even with liberals. A few lately have given me a lot of food for thought, but not much encouragement on the individual liberty front. Most people just don’t seem to “get it,” at least … Continue reading

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Classic

By Nathan Barton The current fad is cyberbullying.  But there is still a lot of the regular kind, all over the Fifty States.  Bullying is wrong, no?  It is, when it involves “children” (which include teens under 18), illegal: it … Continue reading

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Stealing to reform or transform – what’s the big diff?

By Nathan Barton Jeff Bryant, in Our Future, has an article, “What Betsy DeVos calls “education transformation” is actually public theft.”  Again Steve notes correctly, “Amazing how “public theft” (the basis of ALL government schooling) becomes wrong only when your … Continue reading

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When is enough enough? Local government and its role

By Nathan Barton A correspondent shared an article from the Tampa Bay (Florida) Times about a bill in Florida that would raise the “homestead exemption” for property taxes to $75,000.  That is a scheme by which the first $75,000 appraised … Continue reading

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Taxes Death and Dominion

By Nathan Barton This year, Americans will have stolen from them over $3.5 trillion in federal taxes and another $1.6 trillion in state and local taxes. That’s $5.1 trillion total — more than we spend on food, clothing and shelter … Continue reading

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