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25 Years Ago: Feds Attack at Waco in Name of Gun Control

25 years ago today, federal agents launched a military style attack on peaceful Texas residents who were suspected of having modified firearms.  At a time when much of the media is in a frenzy in favor of gun control, the ATF raid on the Branch Davidians is a reminder of how armed bureaucrats will convert […]

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More Tar-and-Feathers from Hill Readers

More than a thousand comments came in on my Hill oped on how the U.S. government conned more voters in 2016 than the Russians did. Once again, my efforts were not fully suasive with all readers.  Maybe next time?   Among the accolades:  freakin’ jerk, hapless klutz, rightwingnut-Republican-posing-as-libertarian,  “this Brovard dude is so not right,” troll,  libertarian hack,  […]

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FFF: Guilt by Musical Association

Future of Freedom Foundation Guilt by Musical Association by James Bovard February 9, 2018 Should the feds be permitted to treat anyone who is not a choirboy like a criminal suspect? Unfortunately, local, state, and federal agencies have a long history of targeting, harassing, and entrapping fans of untraditional music. Because so many innocuous activities […]

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Smacking Around FISA & the FBI on the Ron Paul Liberty Report

Daniel McAdams and I had fun today smacking around Congress and the FISA Court on the Ron Paul Liberty Report. The FISA Court routinely heaves buckets of judicial hogwash to cover the ravaging of our privacy. FBI has a long history of deceiving FISA judges & paying no price. The Founders never would have approved […]

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The Hill: Will FISA Secrecy Doom Democracy?

The Hill, February 5, 2018 Will FISA Secrecy Doom Democracy? by James Bovard “Democracy Dies in the Darkness” is the proud motto of the Washington Post. But, considering the past week’s frenzy, the new motto for much of the media and many Democrats is, “Disclosure is the Death of Democracy.” Unfortunately, the uproar around the […]

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USA TODAY: Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past

USA TODAY, February 2, 2018  Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past by James Bovard The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is once again at the center of a political scandal. President Trump claims the FISA court wrongfully approved secret spying on his 2016 presidential campaign, while prominent Democrats claim Republicans are guilty […]

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