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FDR, Demagogue Champion of Leviathan and War

Libertarian Institute, April 13, 2020 FDR, Demagogue Champion of Leviathan and War by Jim Bovard | Sunday was the 75th anniversary of the death of Franklin Roosevelt.  Roosevelt was sainted by the media even before he died in 1945. CNN last week trumpeted FDR as “the wartime president who Trump should learn from.” A 2019 […]

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Jon Utley, Heroic Champion of Peace and Freedom, R.I.P.

Jon Utley, one of the most dedicated and principled pro-freedom activists in the nation, passed away yesterday. For 30 years, Jon was in the forefront of the antiwar movement since he spearheaded a group to oppose President George H.W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Jon was a rare voice of reason and grace in conservative circles, […]

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Gun Seizures Could Lead to Civil War

Gun Seizures Could Lead to Civil War by James Bovard February 3, 2020 “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” declared “Beto” O’Rourke at a Democratic party presidential candidate debate in September. Compelling Americans to surrender their so-called assault weapons is “the newest purity test” for Democratic presidential candidates, according to the Washington Post. […]

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Send Thanksgiving Greetings to Chelsea Manning, Heroic Whistleblower In Jail

Working with Wikileaks almost a decade ago, Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning provided some of the most damning revelations on U.S. foreign policy and military atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Trump’s Justice Department indicted Wikileaks’ mastermind Julian Assange on 17 counts of espionage.  The feds arm-twisted Manning to testify against Assange, who is apparently suffering […]

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Trump’s “No Coercion” Sham

TRUMP’S “NO COERCION” SHAM by James Bovard In his State of the Union address on February 5, Donald Trump received rapturous applause from Republicans for his declaration, “America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.” But this uplifting sentiment cannot […]

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Jon Utley’s Lifetime Fight for Freedom Recognized With New Award

Jon Utley, one of the most dedicated and principled pro-freedom and antiwar activists in the nation, received a well-earned Lifetime Achievement Award from American Conservative magazine at their Washington dinner last week.    Jon has been in the forefront of the antiwar movement since 1990, when he spearheaded a group to oppose George H.W. Bush’s war […]

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Lost Rights 25th Anniversary

This is the 25th anniversary of the publication of Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty, which  St. Martin’s Press described as a “bestseller” for at least a decade after its release.  Thanks to everyone who bought the book and double-thanks to everyone who whooped it up.  I especially want to thank folks who wrote […]

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