One sentence from Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (St. Martin’s Press, 1994) received far more mileage than I expected. “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner” has been translated into 48 languages, quoted by the Hong Kong Chief Justice, and set the […]
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Here’s a 90 second video of punchy (?) lines from my recent articles, including whacks against lying politicians, insane wars, loopy protestors, democracy debacles, Obama, John McCain, GWHW Bush. Background fiddle music is from 1920s. Experimenting here…
Some folks responded to Wednesday’s blog post by caterwauling that I only write surly pieces. So here’s a half dozen quotes from last year’s articles that showcase my positive thinking. Thanks to Canva.com and Pixabay for royalty-free software & images.
Here’s a round-up of my epigrams on voting from my books and articles since 1993: *Politicians are dividing America into two classes – those who work for a living and those who vote for a living *Nowadays, we have elections in lieu of freedom. *What government abuses and crimes can we expect to cease as […]
Mises Institute, November 1, 2018 We Need a #MeToo Movement for Political Consent by James Bovard The #MeToo movement is spurring millions of Americans to reconsider the meaning of consent in sexual relations. But there is another realm where far too much has been presumed because of often token gestures. Political consent is defined radically […]
My old friend Scott Horton and I had fun jibing the FBI for its recent pratfalls, outrages, and cover-ups on his show. These are hard times for J. Edgar Hoover’s boys and it will likely get worse. We talked about the Inspector General report on the FBI misconduct & other mysteries in the Clinton email […]
The Hill, June 29, 2018 Another ‘state of democracy’ report ignores real cause of plummeting trust by James Bovard The 937th report on the crisis of democracy in the Trump era was released Tuesday. Half of Americans polled believe that the U.S. is in “real danger of becoming a nondemocratic, authoritarian country” and two-thirds believe democracy is […]