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My 2007 FFF Speech Transcript: Foreign Warring vs. American Freedom

  Here is the transcript from my speech on  “How Foreign Warring Subverts Freedom at Home” from the June 2007 The Future of Freedom Foundation conference on Restoring the Republic. This has lots of remarks about the NSA scandal, torture, the suspension of habeas corpus, and other cheerful topics.   There were some excellent questions after the speech […]

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My 2008 FFF Speech: Bush’s War on Civil Liberties – Transcript

The Future of Freedom Foundation is producing transcripts from its 2007 and 2008 conferences.  Following is the text of my speech at their June 2008 conference,  “Restoring the Republic 2008: Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties” held in Reston, Virginia.  My opening bit about having lunch with Homeland Security czar Mike Chertoff and getting the scoop on […]

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N.Y. Times Snares Secret FISA Court Decrees – Fresh Hell for NSA and Obama

The New York Times published a long article today on secret rulings by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The article describes the FISA court as “almost a parallel Supreme Court” which has cast aside traditional understandings of privacy and the Fourth Amendment. Reading between the lines, it is clear that NYT has the actual decisions…. […]

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Bravo! TSA Deluged With Angry Last Minute Comments

Midnight yesterday was the deadline for comments on the TSA’s checkpoint obscenities.   A stampede occurred near closing time and more than 5400 people added their 2 cents to the official forum. Below is my comment (extracted from last week’s Washington Times op-ed).  Looking at this riff with fresh eyes today, I lament that I […]

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Podcast of Brian Wilson Interview on TSA, IRS, & other BS

Brian Wilson and I did an interview yesterday on some of the latest federal BS.  Here’s the summary from the Libertas Media Project:  “Another conversation with Public Policy Hooligan author James Bovard about his recent piece in The Washington Times . If you have an opinion on the TSA (and who doesn’t), you’ll want to read Jim’s commentary. It includes a […]

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Wash. Times: Transportation Security Does Not Include Freedom to Molest

  Washington Times, June 20, 2013 BOVARD: Transportation security doesn’t include the freedom to molest Passengers aren’t feeling it for TSA’s invasive scanners The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) treats American travelers like cattle being chuted to a civil liberties slaughterhouse. Thanks to a federal appeals court, citizens have a golden opportunity to tell the agency […]

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