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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 […]

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Sovereignty Still Rests with the People, Not Congress

American Institute for Economic Research, February 12, 2021 Sovereignty Still Rests with the People, Not Congress James Bovard Politicians lustfully rejoicing at their own power is the ultimate “dog bites man” story that goes unremarked in Washington. The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump included one such vivid vignette, an ominous warning that Congress recognizes […]

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2020 Ravaged Comforting American Myths

American Institute for Economic Research, December 30, 2020 The Year in which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged James Bovard Thanks in large part to Covid lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 […]

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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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MP3 Bashing Covid Craziness on Salem National Radio Network

Fox Business host Scott Shellady and I had fun yesterday thrashing crazy Covid restrictions and power-mad politicians and bureaucrats who are pointlessly wrecking American freedom.  Scott was guest-hosting on the Dan Proft show on Salem Radio Network.   Here’s a link to the AIER article – “Covid Craziness in LoCo Moco” that spurred the interview. Here […]

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Walter Williams, R.I.P.

Rest in Peace, Professor Walter Williams. Walter brought a personal toughness honed as a Philly cab driver to fighting for freedom for more than 40 years. He did not flinch when he was vilified for taking unpopular positions. Instead, he kept smiling and explaining and helped legions of folks recognize the folly of trusting government […]

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Govt. Offers Bizarre Covid Sex Advice in lieu of Thanksgiving

also reposted by ZERO HEDGE at this link Libertarian Institute, November 26, 2020 This Thanksgiving, the Government Gifts Us COVID-19 Sex Advice by Jim Bovard | Politicians and petty czars have canceled Thanksgiving across the nation.  What have government health departments offered in lieu of a family gathering? Endless idiotic advice for “safe sex” during […]

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