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FFF: Boy Scouts and the Love of Freedom

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 […]

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Anniversary of Hanging of Mosby’s Men in Front Royal, Virginia

This is the 150th anniversary of the execution of six of John S. Mosby’s Rangers by Union forces under the command of Gen. George S. Custer.  The hills and mountains I roamed as a boy was previously known as “Mosby’s Confederacy”- thanks to the courage and savvy of  the guerillas led by Col. John S. Mosby, the […]

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Wash. Post Maligns Mountainside Where I was Raised?

OK, maybe “maligns” is too strong of a word.  The Washington Post has a front page article today on the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, located just south of Front Royal, Virginia.  The Smithsonian research facility is on the same turf that was the Beef Cattle Research Station where I grew up.  The Post article mentions that […]

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My Old Stomping Grounds Featured on ABC Evening News

ABC Evening News last week did a segment on the Virginia hills where I was raised. When I lived there, it was a Beef Cattle Research Station. Now it is a Smithsonian Conservation Center saving cuddly animals from extinction. The first part of the ABC video has a few snippets of the beautiful landscape.  This […]

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