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Forty Years Ago: My First Article in The Freeman

Forty years ago, my first article in a national publication appeared in the Freeman. This was also the first piece of mine which paid something other than free copies of the periodical. Actually, the five cents a word pay rate was more than enough to cover a month’s rent. The Freeman, published by the Foundation […]

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FFF: The Failure of the Americans with Disabilities Act

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – The Failure of the Americans with Disabilities Act by James Bovard The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted 25 years ago. It promised a brave new era of equality and freedom. Instead, it has spawned endless lawsuits and absurd federal decrees while harming some of the people it […]

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FFF: Supreme Court’s Dreadful Record on Constitutional Rights

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today the following article from the June issue of the Future of Freedom – The Supreme Court’s Dreadful Record on Constitutional Rights by James Bovard The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the legality of the Affordable Care Act this past March. Several justices questioned whether a ruling […]

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Equality versus Liberty – the Obama Update

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – OBAMA AND HIS “MOST EVIDENT” RIGHT: EQUALITY by James Bovard In his second inaugural address, Barack Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and hailed “the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal.” Obama never explained why “created equal” was more evident than the right to liberty. […]

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The Mirage of Welfare State Freedom

From the December 2012 issue of the Future of Freedom, from the Future of Freedom Foundation – The Mirage of Welfare State Freedom by James Bovard Government dependency was one of the hottest issues in this year’s presidential race. Unfortunately, neither major-party candidate focused on the perils of “freedoms” that rely on government handouts. Instead, […]

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