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“Drink Heavily and Buy More Ammo” – My 2020 Advice on FFF Podcast

My recommendation for getting through 2020: “Drink heavily and buy more ammo.” Had fun joining Jacob Hornberger & Richard Ebeling on the The Future of Freedom Foundation podcast, bantering about my “Why I Write” essay. I mentioned that the media tended to ignore any political scandals not involving panties or profiteering – so Trump has […]

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America’s Newest 0.000008% Dictator

American Institute for Economic Research, August 7, 2020 Deceit and Demagoguery in Montgomery County, Maryland James Bovard Across the nation, politicians and bureaucrats have invoked the COVID pandemic to seize dictatorial power to ban activities they disapprove. One of the most brazen examples recently occurred in super-lefty Montgomery County (MoCo), Maryland, where local health czar […]

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Political Legitimacy Dies in 2020

American Institute for Economic Research, July 28, 2020 Political Legitimacy Dies in 2020 James Bovard The American political system may be on the eve of its worst legitimacy crisis since the Civil War. Early warning signals indicate that many states could suffer catastrophic failures in counting votes in November. The election will occur amidst the […]

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Government as Slave Owner (2000)

Google notified that my article from 20 years ago was recently reposted so I will run it up the flagpole here as well.   That piece was partially spun off from my 1999 book, Freedom in Chains (St. Martin’s Press.  Here is a paragraph from that book that did not make it into the article below: […]

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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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