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One Shot from Martial Law?

Mises Institute, February 10, 2021 Troop Deployments in Washington Are a Disaster Waiting to Happen by James Bovard “Tyranny in form is the first step towards tyranny in substance,” warned Senator John Taylor two hundred years ago in his forgotten classic, Tyranny Unmasked. As the massive National Guard troop deployment in Washington enters its second month, […]

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In a Paranoid Nation, “Treason” Is Everywhere

Mises Institute, January 26, 2021 In a Paranoid Nation, “Treason” Is Everywhere by James Bovard FBI agents across the nation are tracking down and arresting Trump supporters who walked into the US Capitol during the January 6 protest that turned into a brawl. Scores of protestors have already been charged with unlawful entry—“knowingly entering or remaining […]

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My 2000 Playboy Article on Militarizing SWAT Teams

The New York Times has a good story today headlined, “War Gear Flows to Police Departments.”  Unfortunately, this nonsense has been going on for decades.  Playboy published a piece I wrote in 2000 on the militarization of SWAT teams.  The article includes a discussion of Waco and the 1999 high school shootings in Littleton, Colorado. […]

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