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Enraged Readers Cheer Federal Killings of Gun Owners

My Hill oped, “Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge,” has spurred more than 600 comments.   Some commenters mistakenly asserted that the Bundys or their supporters had fired upon the feds.  Didn’t happen – but that assumption sufficed to justify advocating preemptively killing many people.  Some commenters believe the federal snipers should have slain any private citizen touting […]

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The Hill: Ruby Ridge Spurred Feds’ Bundy Bollixing

The Hill, January 14, 2018 Fed’s misconduct in Cliven Bundy case stems from Ruby Ridge by James Bovard  Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department on Monday, Jan. 8, for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Bundys in Nevada Showdown

Federal judge Gloria Navarro today dismissed all charges against the Bundys, ending their long courtroom clash with the FBI, BLM, and Justice Department. Navarro found “outrageous” govt. misconduct and “A universal sense of justice has been violated.” Many of the FBI abuses occurred during Saint Jim Comey’s time as FBI chief. I detailed some of […]

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FFF: Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters

Future of Freedom Foundation Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters by James Bovard In the wake of violent clashes between protesters last August in Charlottesville, many people demanded a federal crackdown on suspected dangerous extremists. The federal government has previously carried out similar heavy-handed suppression efforts with disastrous results. Rather than intellectually purifying the nation, such […]

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USA Today: Bundy-FBI Debacle Shows Feds Must be Leashed

USA Today, January 5, 2018 Cliven Bundy-FBI debacle: Another example of why the feds need to be leashed by James Bovard The FBI’s sordid history of withholding and destroying key evidence deserves a reckoning. The Justice Department was caught in another high-profile travesty last month that continues to reverberate through the western states. On Dec. 20, […]

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USA Today: Ruby Ridge Lessons for Fighting Right-Wing Extremism

USA TODAY Ruby Ridge lessons for fighting right-wing extremism by James Bovard, Opinion columnist Published 10:04 a.m. ET Aug. 28, 2017 When the government tries to squash anti-American ideas it doesn’t like, the results are often destructive of American ideals. In the wake of the protest in Charlottesville by white supremacists, many people are demanding […]

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