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Patriot Act and Attention Deficit Democracy

The Campaign for Liberty reposted this 2006 article of mine today, so, what the heck – I’ll pile on. The Patriot Act and Attention Deficit Democracy By James Bovard The American political system failed when Congress and the media recently rolled over in favor of extending the most onerous provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. […]

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Speaking on the Patriot Act on a CPAC Panel Next Month…

I will be paying my respects to the Patriot Act at a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. The panel is sponsored by the Campaign For Liberty. C4L will be having lots of stout events at this year’s CPAC. The tone of CPAC […]

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Why the Tea Party Should Despise George W. Bush

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today this article from the September issue of Freedom Daily – (also on Counterpunch) Why the Tea Party Should Despise George W. Bush by James Bovard The Tea Party movement is challenging politicians and political establishments in many parts of this country. Many Tea Party supporters define themselves […]

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Abolish the Phony Privacy Board

Washington Times September 16, 2010 BOVARD: Abolish the Phony Privacy Board Panel was designed to rubber-stamp constitutional infringement by James Bovard President Obama has failed to make any appointments to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. This board epitomizes the charades Washington has played since Sept, 11, 2001. Instead of stocking the board with […]

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Government Online Surveillance and Your Bad Attitude

This great Dilbert cartoon perfectly captures how surveillance breeds distrust. The feds are spying on us left and right, and yet politicians whine that we don’t trust the government. At least not everyone’s a damn fool on that regard. (No – this isn’t the cue to recite the Pledge of Allegiance….)

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The Crime of Lying to the FBI???

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is a four-star sleazeball. But the feds had their chance to put him away and they failed to convince a jury on all charges except lying to the FBI. This is one of the “crimes” that best illustrates the mirage of the Rule of Law in the U.S. FBI agents […]

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