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New York Post: Trudeau’s Iron Fist Flattens Canadian Freedom

New York Post, February 15, 2022 Justin Trudeau’s Canadian injustice is just a naked grab for power By James Bovard To save Canadian democracy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must first destroy it.  Since the start of the pandemic, Trudeau has acted like COVID entitled him to unlimited power in the name of public safety — […]

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Biden’s Declaration of War on the Un-Vaxxed

Biden’s speech today was wackier than I expected.  My 2 cents from Twitter – Biden's speech was practically a declaration of war on 80 million unvaxxed American adults. Did he make a ruinous miscalculation? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) September 9, 2021 Biden's declaration that his "patience is wearing thin" with 80 million Americans sounds like […]

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No Victory Lap for Governors Who Locked Down America

American Institute for Economic Research, July 14, 2021 No Victory Lap For Governors Who Locked Down America James Bovard There are no fact-checkers for victory laps. Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo summarized his experience with the Covid-19 crisis: “Speaking for myself, it was a tremendous personal benefit.” Cuomo made that declaration in a […]

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Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity?

American Institute for Economic Research, May 26, 2021 Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity? James Bovard “It’s like we created another industry in our state. The amount of money is staggering,” Andrew Schaufele, director of Maryland’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates, happily declared last week. The Biden stimulus plan is deluging governments across America […]

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200th Anniversary of a Great American Demolition of Tyranny

Here’s my tribute to one of the best and least appreciated classics of American political thought. Here is a link to a free version of the original printing from 1822. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Tyranny_Unmasked/HhHVAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover 200th Anniversary of a Great American Demolition of Tyranny by James Bovard This is the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the […]

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FDR’s Great Gold Robbery

Today is the anniversary of one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s worst infamies – his confiscation of privately-owned gold.  I wrote the following article in 1999 for Sheldon Richman at the Foundation for Economic Education. This article was a spinoff of Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen (St. […]

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