Archive | April, 2011

LawHobbit Launches New Blog – Humor Guaranteed

LawHobbit, one of the most astute (if not idealistic) commentors on this blog, now has his own blog. You can see GunHobbit here He welcomes comments, even from disgruntled G-men. He promises “A lawyer’s view of guns and money. And politics. And hobbitry in general.” I always get confused by that last term. Greaseman, the […]

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Misdefining Liberty

from the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Daily (January 2011 issue) MISDEFINING LIBERTY by James Bovard The definitions of liberty devised in ivory towers and elsewhere have a profound impact on political and judicial thinking. Regardless of how wrongheaded some concepts of liberty prevalent early last century may now appear, America’s legal structure is now […]

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Washington Crashes Everything

I could add four or five more federal issues waiting to crash. But why would any reasonable person not expect the feds to continue being asleep at the control tower? Another excellent cartoon the Post’s Tom Toles .

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Columbine Anniversary #12: The Forgotten Lies & Cowardice

The American Spectator August,1999 HEADLINE: They Couldn’t SWAT a Fly But police commando teams are still a menace to society. BYLINE: by James Bovard. James Bovard is the author of Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen (St. Martin’s Press). Federal and Colorado officials have transformed the April […]

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Waco Redux

This is the 18th anniversary of the FBI’s final assault at Waco. Here are a few pieces I wrote for the Wall Street Journal about Waco in 1995 during a brief window when Republicans claimed to be intent on discovering what actually happened at that debacle. Janet Reno’s comparison of a 54-ton tank to a […]

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