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Biden’s Wrecking Ball for Financial Privacy

American Institute for Economic Research, September 22, 2021 Biden’s Wrecking Ball for Financial Privacy James Bovard The Biden administration is seeking to compel banks to report to the IRS any bank account with more than $600 in transactions per year. This proposal is a linchpin of Biden’s American Families Plan, and will supposedly help generate […]

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NSA Vs Tucker Carlson Is An Alarm Bell For All Americans

BOVARD: Why NSA Vs Tucker Carlson Is An Alarm Bell For All Americans James Bovard Contributor July 17, 2021 1:18 PM ET Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s charge that the National Security Agency illegally spied on him and leaked his emails is enraging prominent liberals. Carlson sought “to sow distrust [of the NSA], which is […]

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Sham Surveillance Safeguards vs. Tucker Carlson

American Conservative, July 2, 2021 Sham Surveillance Safeguards vs. Tucker Carlson Those quick to dismiss the TV host’s concerns that he is being spied on by the NSA should consider the sordid history of illicit surveillance. by James Bovard (g0d4ather/Shutterstock) Fox News host Tucker Carlson was mocked on social media this week for stating that […]

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Pummeling the FBI and the Police State with Scott Horton MP3

Hell-raising talk show host Scott Horton and I gave a hearty flogging to illegal federal surveillance in this 26 minute interview spurred by this article in the American Conservative.  Below is the write-up on the show from Scott’s website: Jim Bovard discusses the way the American surveillance state has slowly dismantled the fourth amendment, especially […]

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FISA and the Still Too Secret Police

American Conservative, April 30, 2021 FISA and the Still Too Secret Police The FBI continues to lawlessly use counterintelligence powers against American citizens. by James Bovard The Deep State Referee just admitted that the FBI continues to commit uncounted violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA). If you sought to report a […]

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My Speech to Maryland Libertarian Party – Full Version

Here’s the full 39 minutes of my speech and Q and A to the Libertarian Party of Maryland convention on April 17. The audio tape includes the zesty question and answer period, at least until the police arrived and shut down the show.  I start by thanking Maryland libertarians for being stalwart on the killing […]

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Me and John Brennan: A Warning for Libertarians

Libertarians are in the federal crosshairs in the Biden era. In my Saturday speech to the Maryland Libertarian Party, I talked about the feds could be targeting libertarians for surveillance and entrapment in the coming years.  Former CIA chief John Brennan said in January that federal intelligence agencies  “are moving in laser-like fashion to try […]

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