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My FFF Video on Asset Forfeiture & the War on Drugs

Since I posted on whiskey yesterday, equal time obliges me to post on marijuana today. The Future of Freedom Foundation is making a series of videos on the follies of the drug war. Jacob Hornberger interviewed me a few weeks ago and we had a good time swatting the feds. Here’s a direct link to […]

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USA TODAY: Obama’s Anti-Corruption Fraud Around the World

USA TODAY Obama’s global anti-corruption cops should call Internal Affairs by James Bovard  Our Democratic president continues to fund global corruption just like the Republican before him. It looks like Hillary Clinton will too. The Obama administration wants Americans to believe that it is fiercely anti-corruption. “I’ve been shocked by the degree to which I […]

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2001: Asset Forfeiture Outrages – Bush’s Reform Opportunity

The Justice Department has resumed racketeering with the “equitable sharing” racket – helping local and state police agencies plunder innocent citizens who are stripped of their property.  The Washington Post condemns the revival with an editorial aptly headlined: “The Feds Get Back in the Stealing Business.” For over 20 years, reformers have exposed horrendous abuses; several […]

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FFF: Eric Holder’s Leviathan-Loving Legacy

from the Future of Freedom Foundation – Eric Holder’s Leviathan-Loving Legacy by James Bovard Last summer, Attorney General Eric Holder solemnly declared, “The name ought to be changed. It’s an offensive name.” Holder observed that despite the organization’s “storied history,” it could “increase their fan base” by changing their name — “if they did something […]

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USA Today: Eric Holder’s Lawless Legacy

USA Today, February 3, 2015 Eric Holder’s lawless legacy by James Bovard As Holder retires, Obama’s attorney general bulldog should be vilified, not praised Eric Holder is reaping applause as his six-year reign as Attorney General comes to a close. But Holder’s record is profoundly disappointing to anyone who expected the Obama administration to renounce […]

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Wash. Times: No Halo for Holder on Forfeiture Reform

Washington Times, January 20, 2015 No halo for Holder on forfeiture fix The top lawman who condemns seizures previously championed them By James Bovard Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Friday that the Justice Department would cease sharing confiscated private property with state and local police agencies under its Equitable Sharing program. Asset […]

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