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Barrons: Supreme Neglect of Liberty at Highest Court

  BARRON’S, September 21, 2015 Supreme Neglect of Liberty at the High Court By James Bovard Author James Bovard writes how America’s highest court has turned a blind eye to fundamental rights. In its recent landmark decision on gay marriage, five Supreme Court justices proclaimed that “the Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach…to […]

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FFF: Eric Holder’s Leviathan-Loving Legacy

from the Future of Freedom Foundation – Eric Holder’s Leviathan-Loving Legacy by James Bovard Last summer, Attorney General Eric Holder solemnly declared, “The name ought to be changed. It’s an offensive name.” Holder observed that despite the organization’s “storied history,” it could “increase their fan base” by changing their name — “if they did something […]

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Wash. Times: Redneck Ethnic Cleansing Recalled

Washington Times, February 5, 2015 Redneck ethnic cleansing recalled by James Bovard Few things vanish from public memory more quickly than government atrocities. When I was growing up on a mountainside across from the Shenandoah National Park in the 1960s, no one spoke of the injustices committed against the mountaineers brutally expelled from their homes […]

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Military History Now: Sheridan’s Scorched Earth Campaign — The Union Army’s Forgotten War Crime

  Nathan Millet, the editor of MilitaryHistoryNow.com, today posted my article on Sheridan’s 1864 burning of the Shenandoah Valley. MilitaryHistoryNow.Com, February 2, 2015 Sheridan’s Scorched Earth Campaign — The Union Army’s Forgotten War Crime by James Bovard GEORGE ORWELL WROTE in 1945 that “the nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his […]

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Wash. Times: Obama’s Raisin Robbery

Washington Times, January 11, 2015 Obama’s raisin robbery The Supreme Court could end federal confiscation of farmers’ crops By James Bovard  The Obama administration is once again championing Uncle Sam’s sacred right to seize farmers’ harvests. After being trounced on procedural grounds at the Supreme Court in 2013, the Justice Department wants the Supremes to […]

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Speech: “Fighting Leviathan for Fun & Freedom”

Property Rights Foundation of America:  Fighting Leviathan for Fun and Freedom By James Bovard Eighteenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights, Latham, New York,  October 25, 2014I’m honored to speak to an audience full of hard core freedom fighters. Carol LaGrasse is one of my heroes — she has done such fine work for so many […]

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IRS “Structuring” Robberies Go Back Decades – Playboy 1996

The New York Times had an excellent piece on Sunday on the IRS pilfering people whose bank account deposits were deemed “suspicious” – based on the shabbiest pretexts. (The Institute of Justice, which is doing great work on asset forfeiture, provided much of the research for the piece.) This abuse has been ongoing for decades. Here’s […]

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