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Free FFF Books on Gun Control Today

The Future of Freedom Foundation is offering two free Kindle books on gun control.  The Tyranny of Gun Control includes a few essays I wrote on the topic in the 1990s, as well as essays by Sheldon Richman, Jacob Hornberger, and Richard Ebeling.   FFF is also offering a free copy of Scott McPherson’s zesty new book, […]

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Wash. Times: Obama’s Freedom & Fear Farce

Washington Times, December 10, 2015 Talking freedom but practicing fear by James Bovard The president employs scare tactics to diminish liberties The most memorable line in President Obama’s Oval Office Sunday speech was his declaration that “freedom is more powerful than fear.” That epigram might have made John F. Kennedy’s speechwriters beam. But it is […]

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Obama’s Anti-Gun Rights Terrorism Spiel

  pre-speech tweet: So will Obama explain tonight how banning semi-automatic firearms will reduce global warming? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) December 7, 2015 post-speech: I am bummed that Obama did not tie 30-round ammo clips to the melting of Greenland's glaciers. — James Bovard (@JimBovard) December 7, 2015 WPost headline: "Obama seeks to ease terror […]

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Wash. Times: TSA Bombs the Holidays

Washington Times, December 3, 2015 TSA screens holiday travelers once again, with feeling by James Bovard Flyers must surrender their privacy with their boarding passes If you use hand sanitizer when traveling, the Transportation Security Administration can badger you as if you were a terrorist suspect. TSA is one of the biggest hassles many Americans […]

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USA TODAY: End Federal Agents’ License to Kill

USA TODAY End Federal Agents License to Kill by James Bovard Do federal agents need a license to kill in order to protect us?  Unfortunately, federal judges are giving law enforcement agents blanket immunity when they shoot Americans while the agents are on the job. It would be difficult to imagine a greater violation of […]

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USA TODAY: The Freedom Foyer Fraud on Our Liberty

USA TODAY, October 28, 2015 Freedom gets a foyer; Liberty gets the shaft by James Bovard The budget agreement between President Obama and leaders of the House of Representatives is sparking a conservative firestorm across the land.  Newt Gingrich predicts every Republican presidential candidate in tonight’s debate will oppose the deal — which a New York […]

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Democracy, Liberty, Leviathan Epigrams /Tweets

Whittling today on some epigrams from my books – here are some new, improved, tighter versions [earlier versions of these lines are here] ** These epigrams are works-in-progress.  I welcome critical feedback – if you like or loathe any of these lines, let me know! Without a realistic concept of government, political philosophy is only […]

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