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Property and Liberty

On the hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, here’s an essay I wrote on why private property rights are the foundation of individual liberty.  Where private property rights are nullified, people  live at the mercy of bureaucrats and politicians.  This spinoff from my 1999 book Freedom in Chains, was published by the Freeman in 2000 […]

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Busted in Barcelona (Almost) 1977

I heartily support Catalonia’s referendum on secession even though I was almost arrested the only time I visited Barcelona. I hit Spain as the next-to-last country in a 5000-mile hitchhiking jaunt in the summer of 1977. Within 10 minutes of getting dropped off south of the French border, I realized that my two years of Spanish […]

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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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FFF: Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia by James Bovard When it comes to mindless excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security. They began to be set up around the nation shortly after 9/11 as federal-state-local partnerships to better […]

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Orlando Massacre Police Response Debacle?

Police apparently took 3 hours to finally confront the Orlando shooter. How many people bled to death in the meantime? Hopefully we get the facts on the police delays ASAP. In the meantime, here’s a line from a Wall Street Journal piece I wrote in 1998. Playing around with quote software – not sure this […]

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Obama’s Latest Anti-Gun Nonsense and Hypocrisy

“I taught constitutional law, I know a little bit about this,” President Obama lectures us.  And then he says: “We understand there are some constraints on our freedom in order to protect innocent people.” And the best way to protect innocent people is to assume that gun owners as a group are guilty. I think […]

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USA TODAY: End Federal Agents’ License to Kill

USA TODAY End Federal Agents License to Kill by James Bovard Do federal agents need a license to kill in order to protect us?  Unfortunately, federal judges are giving law enforcement agents blanket immunity when they shoot Americans while the agents are on the job. It would be difficult to imagine a greater violation of […]

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