Tag Archives | Democracy

Leviathan_by_Thomas_Hobbes

The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty

Mises Institute, March 18, 2021 The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty by  James Bovard The notion that Americans will always be free is part of the catechism that is force-fed to public school students. For hundreds of years, philosophers, politicians, and reformers have touted a law of history that assures the ultimate triumph of […]

Continue Reading
statueoflibertydestroyed-1200x762

Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy Around the World

American Institute for Economic Research, March 10, 2021 Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy around the World James Bovard While the number of fatalities attributed to Covid-19 is carefully tracked by governments, few people have recognized how pandemic-spurred crackdowns have devastated democracy around the world. Emergency proclamations have entitled presidents and other government officials to seize vast new […]

Continue Reading
capitol-1200x762

The Afghanization of American Democracy

American Institute for Economic Research, February 27, 2021 Is the U.S. Going the Way of Afghanistan? James Bovard Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election. Three out of four Republicans believe that there was “widespread fraud” in the election, while Democrats have sought to turn criticisms of the election into a […]

Continue Reading
18738917_1482261835165484_5559254414311741520_o

Federal Secrecy Protects the Crimes of Every President

Counterpunch, January 28, 2021 Federal Secrecy Protects the Crimes of Every President by James Bovard Ever since the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats have conspired to keep Americans increasingly ignorant of what the federal government does. The number of secret federal documents skyrocketed, and any information that was classified supposedly cannot be exposed without dooming […]

Continue Reading
2016-01-22-First-Amendment-Speech-1920x600_c

Federal Secrecy Protects the Crimes of Every President

Future of Freedom Foundation, January 25, 2021 Federal Censorship Protects Leviathan’s Crimes by James Bovard Ever since the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats have conspired to keep Americans increasingly ignorant of what the federal government does. The number of secret federal documents skyrocketed, and any information that was classified supposedly cannot be exposed without dooming […]

Continue Reading

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 in […]

Continue Reading
capitolbuildinglightning-1200x762

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 […]

Continue Reading