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FFF: Trump and the Right to #Resist

Future of Freedom Foundation TRUMP AND THE RIGHT TO #RESIST by James Bovard Since Donald Trump’s election, it has become fashionable for his opponents to use a #Resist hashtag on their social media postings. Public demonstrations have become more fashionable than at any time since the Vietnam War. Federal agencies are actively working to thwart […]

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Thomas Hobbes’ Forgotten Warning for Leviathans

On Thomas Hobbes’ birthday, this warning should be heeded by the Leviathans that now rule most of the world: “When men build on false grounds, the more they build, the greater is the ruin.” I used that line as the header quote for the final chapter of Freedom in Chains (1999). Now if only I […]

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USA TODAY: Don’t Partner with Tyrants to Fight Terrorism (2002)

I was sweeping away some clutter today and came across this clip of one of the first pieces I wrote for a national paper on the War on Terrorism.   Most editors saw me back then as hopelessly cynical, but Chris Collins at the USA Today editorial page gave me a shot.  She was always great to work with.   […]

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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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Free FFF Books on Gun Control Today

The Future of Freedom Foundation is offering two free Kindle books on gun control.  The Tyranny of Gun Control includes a few essays I wrote on the topic in the 1990s, as well as essays by Sheldon Richman, Jacob Hornberger, and Richard Ebeling.   FFF is also offering a free copy of Scott McPherson’s zesty new book, […]

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