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Government as Slave Owner (2000)

The latest hubbub over whether slavery was the sole cause of the Civil War reminded me of this article on how modern governments have connived to seize unlimited power over citizens.   The Declaration of Independence was clear that Americans rights pre-existed the creation of government.  But today’s Statists see government as the fount of all rights.  What […]

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Spain Tyrannizes Catalan Voters: Democracy Defined Down

Will any police face charges for violence inflicted on Catalonian voters? If not, Spanish “rule of law” is a charade #CatalanReferendum — James Bovard (@JimBovard) October 2, 2017 Will the media downplay Spanish police's #CatalanReferendum attacks as merely a vast number of "extra-judicial beatings"? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) October 2, 2017 The Spanish government's aggression […]

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Raising Hell with Ernie Hancock on Liberty Radio Network

FreedomsPhoenix mastermind Ernie Hancock and I had a rollicking time reviewing Trump’s record this morn.  It is always fun to go on Ernie’s show on Liberty Radio Network – especially when my moderate tendencies need scourging.  Ernie and I agreed on the outrageous missile strike on Syria (I said the U.S. government was acting like […]

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My Sasquatch Cameo? Another Quote JPEG

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 […]

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Political Positive Thinking is a Slave’s Virtue

This quote is from Attention Deficit Democracy (Palgrave, 2006).  I trimmed it slightly from the book version: “In politics, ‘positive thinking’ is often a slave’s virtue, something people do to delude themselves about the burdens and chains being placed upon them.” The background & text layout thanks to Canva.com design software site. Here’s an earlier […]

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How Dependency Destroys Democracy – Mises Institute

From the new issue of the Mises Institute  The Austrian newsletter Jan. 2016- How Government Buys Your Support by James Bovard In Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially handy after US troops […]

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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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