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Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt

American Conservative, January 15, 2021 Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt Hatred is at an all-time high in Washington. Will Congress step in to become the arbiters of truth?   by  James Bovard “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” was the question used in congressional hearings […]

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The Charge of Treason and the Danger to Democracy

American Institute for Economic Research, January 6, 2021 The Charge of Treason and the Danger to Democracy James Bovard Historian Henry Adams observed a century ago that politics “has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” Nowadays, politics seems hellbent on multiplying hatred. And few things spur hatred more effectively than tarring all political opponents […]

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Biden’s “Will of the People” Malarkey

American Conservative, December 18, 2020 Biden’s ‘Will of the People’ Malarkey Generations of presidents have cited “the will of the people” to legitimize power grabs. The Founding Fathers wouldn’t approve. by James Bovard In his cough-ridden victory speech Monday night, President-elect Joe Biden proclaimed again that “the will of the people prevailed” in the 2020 […]

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Covid and Our Cage Keeper Democracy

American Institute for Economic Research, December 15, 2020 Covid and The Rise of Cage Keeper Democracy James Bovard The Covid pandemic this year has profoundly transformed the relationship of government to American citizens. Constitutional leashes have been obliterated as state and local politicians and officials have issued endless decrees that were vastly more effective at […]

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Why We Question the Election Results

American Conservative, December 11, 2020 Why We Question the Election Results Doubt over the election is widely dismissed as crankery, but skepticism of the media elite narrative is hardly unwarranted. by James Bovard Americans’ trust in government and the media has collapsed. Two months before the presidential election, only 20 percent of Americans trusted the […]

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Elections Are Becoming Coffin Nails for Legitimacy

American Institute for Economic Research, November 11, 2020 Elections and Legitimacy James Bovard This year’s presidential election is the fourth since 2000 to be marred by either widespread allegations of voter fraud or of foreign interference. Politicians and pundits have long counted on elections to wave a magic wand of legitimacy over the reign of […]

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The Forgotten Voter Fraud Uproar of 2004

This year’s election is the fourth presidential election since 2000 that was followed by a tidal wave of allegations of fraud or foreign interference.  The only exceptions: the 2008 blowout when Republicans nominated a braindead warmonger and the 2012 election when Obama appeared to cleanly beat Romney. Otherwise, every presidential election has been clouded. System […]

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