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Retta Fontana
United States

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Retta Fontana is an atheist, anarchist, baker, potter and parenting teacher.  Children are her favorite people.


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Columns by Retta Fontana

Don't Soil Yourself With Politics
Retta Fontana 2007-03-06 16:00
Exclusive to STR March 7, 2007 Thanks to Angelo Mike for the stark reminder of how ugly statism really is. It's terribly useful to read the firsthand account of someone who loves liberty yet ventures into the very belly of the beast, Washington D.C. We can all use a reminder of the actual horror of reality from time to time. Thanks for sharing your experience of falling on the sword with this...
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Retta Fontana 2007-03-01 16:00
Exclusive to STR March 2, 2007 Reason #10: Anarchists are selfish capitalists. The desire for money is the root of all business. Anarchists look out for their own best interests and can thereby only benefit mankind, because unless they are offering us what we want, in a business sense, at a price we are willing to pay, they cannot get what it is they want ' money. This is a good, beautiful...
The Liberation of Leanne
Retta Fontana 2007-02-19 16:00
Exclusive to STR February 20, 2007 A surprise, well-armed SWAT team visit in the middle of the night can be a very eye opening experience. It happens a lot, but since it doesn't happen to all of us, we cannot hope that all our friends and neighbors will be dosed with reality this way in order to alert them to the erosion of liberty in America today. There is another way. I'd like to...
Let Freedom Ring
Retta Fontana 2007-02-06 16:00
Exclusive to STR February 7, 2007 After reading Jim Amrhein's article 'Alpha Dog' in 'Whiskey and Gunpowder' and Glen Allport's 'Womb, Birth, Infancy and Childhood,' I've been doing a lot of thinking about children in our culture.
Grab Hold of Reality and Take Her for a Spin
Retta Fontana 2007-01-07 16:00
Exclusive to STR 'Here's your coffee, sir, have nice day. Oh, and by the way, how many Iraqis did you kill when you were over there?' 'Uh, only a few. I was on guard duty most of the time.' 'Good job! Now, does that include women and children, or don't they really count?' Death Due to Religion Why is the American genocide in the Middle East considered a good and noble endeavor simply...
Must Love Liberty
Retta Fontana 2007-01-02 16:00
Exclusive to STR January 3, 2007
Find Freedom Friend
Retta Fontana 2006-12-31 16:00
Exclusive to STR January 1, 2007 'The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -- and you are the easiest person to fool.' ~ Richard Feynman
Personal Freedom
Retta Fontana 2006-12-25 16:00
Exclusive to STR December 26, 2006 I don't think anyone can deny that today there is a tremendous initiation of force being exerted by government at all levels in almost all nations. Some people, probably most, don't recognize it for the evil that it is. They'd say government and its cloaked coercion is 'for our own good,' but if pressed, most would at least agree that it is present.
Must Love Pasta
Retta Fontana 2006-12-21 16:00
Exclusive to STR December 22, 2006
About Scott
Retta Fontana 2006-12-20 16:00
Exclusive to STR December 21, 2006
Order Emerges from Chaos in the Big 'D'
Retta Fontana 2006-12-03 16:00
Exclusive to STR December 4, 2006 I don't know how things work in the other 49 states, but here in southeast Michigan there has spontaneously emerged from chaos a number of orderly, beautiful, free solutions to problems. As Detroit has often earned itself the title of 'Murder Capital, USA ,' it stands to reason that if order can emerge from chaos here, it can happen anywhere. Our Blossoms
Raw Milk Is Not Crack
Retta Fontana 2006-11-19 16:00
Exclusive to STR November 20, 2006
The Real McCoy
Retta Fontana 2006-11-02 16:00
Exclusive to STR November 3, 2006 Several years ago a friend invited me to have a drink. It was wonderful, like nothing I had ever tasted. I wanted more. I needed more. That one taste started me on a journey of research and wellness. Where could I get some of my own?!
Make That Two
Retta Fontana 2006-10-19 15:00
Exclusive to STR October 20, 2006
Little Gitmos Everywhere
Retta Fontana 2006-10-16 15:00
Exclusive to STR October 17, 2006 When I was a kid, life was simpler on every level. If you did something stupid, you got hurt, and you learned not to do it again, or to try a better way. No one that I knew ever fell out of a tree or put their eye out. We had a basic survival instinct and some personal freedom, which I treasured.
In the Name of the Father
Retta Fontana 2006-09-24 15:00
Exclusive to STR September 25, 2006 Tyranny, like pornography, can be difficult to describe, but as the saying goes, 'you know it when you see it.' It increases your breathing and heart rate and gets your attention whether you like it or not.
The Perfect Economic Storm
Retta Fontana 2006-09-14 15:00
Exclusive to STR September 15, 2006 I have dear friends whom I have taken to divesting of their ignorance about the economic state of the nation. They find the information overwhelming on its face. I thought I'd write it down in what I hope is an orderly fashion and share it with you too, dear reader. This way it can be examined and digested in whole or in part, depending on your tolerance for...
Death By Handout
Retta Fontana 2006-08-28 15:00
Exclusive to STR August 29, 2006 'We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money.' ~ statesman and patriot Daniel Webster
Freedom Is an Inside Job
Retta Fontana 2006-08-15 15:00
Exclusive to STR August 16, 2006 It's easy for freedom lovers to get discouraged these days. The news coming at us is almost always bad. The Leviathan that is government is a heaving behemoth that, like 'the blob that ate Chicago ,' is totally out of control. The police state expands its own powers and territory at every turn, and its design is to control us, to intimidate us into submission,...
Retta Fontana 2006-08-11 15:00
Exclusive to STR Mainstream news had always left me feeling unsatisfied. It was like smelling barbeque and being fed a rice cake. I was still hungry. I just knew there was something in the air, but I couldn't sink my teeth into it.
Leave My Child Behind, Please
Retta Fontana 2006-07-31 15:00
Exclusive to STR "Let me tell you how it will be There's one for you, nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman, Yeah, I'm the taxman"
Manhattan Liberty Machine
Retta Fontana 2006-07-20 15:00
Exclusive to STR Welcome to the land of Lady Liberty , please watch your thoughts, nothing here is free. Can you hear me now?
Liberty, What Have I Done for You Lately?
Retta Fontana 2006-06-30 15:00
Exclusive to STR
Ludicrous Headline Du Jour
Retta Fontana 2006-06-22 15:00
Exclusive to STR Contenders for this dubious award are from Friday, June 16th 2006 , but they could be from any politico pie hole, on any given day. In one corner we have this featherweight champion: 'U.S. inflation may be worse than what is showing up in government data. Since 1913, the U.S. Dollar has lost 95% of its purchasing power. We have yet to hear the government say so, or admit...
American Auto Industry, RIP
Retta Fontana 2006-06-13 15:00
Exclusive to STR
Peace Recipe
Retta Fontana 2007-03-11 16:00
Exclusive to STR March 12, 2007 On September 12 of 2001, my college instructor said she needed to take a moment to say how bad she felt about the previous day's terrorist attack. She asked if anyone else in the class had anything they needed to say about the US being attacked because of our wealth and freedoms. As usual, after 12 years in government schools, no one in class responded. They've...