Henry David Thoreau was born 200 years ago this week. His books and essays had a huge influence on my own life and writing. At its best, Thoreau’s writing is utterly captivating – series of vivid images and one thought after another driven home with a sledgehammer. In my late teens and early twenties, I used some […]
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On Independence Day, I salute all those folks who have fought and are fighting for liberty and refusing to submit to oppression in their daily lives. I also salute everyone who makes the effort and often the sacrifices to secure their own personal independence. Government has become far more oppressive and intrusive in recent decades. […]
I wrote the following sentence almost a quarter century ago. It is the last sentence of the first chapter of Lost Rights (St. Martins, 1994). Daunting to think how many additional rights & liberties Americans have lost since then…. Thanks to Canva.com for the background & text layout & Not sure of the best music […]
from the final chapter of Freedom in Chains (St. Martin’s, 1999) – Here’s the original version of this jpeg that I saw online today. The photo makes me look a bit like Sasquatch, so I tweaked it. I appreciate whoever crafted this jpeg! first saw this jpeg this morn, tweeted by @ScrewedbyState. A Google reverse […]
Future of Freedom Foundation, Boy Scouts and the Love of Freedom by James Bovard October 18, 2016 Some of my anarcho-libertarian tendencies arose thanks to the years I spent as a Boy Scout. Joining the Scouts was an easy decision, since my father was a Scoutmaster. Even without the family obligation, I might have signed […]
Here’s a collection of my quotes that other folks have recently crafted into JPEGs and put onto the web. I really appreciate that! I don’t know the names of most of the quote artists – “Paulius J.” is the creator of some of the larger quotes with dramatic backgrounds.
Future of Freedom Foundation Bipartisan Battering of Freedom by James Bovard For more than 40 years, Republicans have been promising to cut federal spending. In the same period, federal outlays have inched up by a few trillion dollars. But the Grand Old Party continues singing the same song — though voters may finally be losing […]