James Bovard Quotes

The first step in saving our liberty is to realize how much we have already lost, how we lost it, and how we will continue to lose it unless fundamental political changes occur.

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Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

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Subsidies entail politiciansí taking the citizenís paycheck and then using it to buy his submission.

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Attention Deficit Democracy produces the attitudes, ignorance and arrogance that pave the way to political collapse.

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People have been taught to expect far more from government than from freedom.

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We need a constitutional amendment to make the federal government obey the Constitution.

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Truth is a lagging indicator in politics.

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In the long run, people have more to fear from governments than from terrorists. Terrorists come and go, but power-hungry politicians will always be with us.

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There is no technological magic bullet that will make the government as smart as it is powerful.

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The worse government fails, the less privacy citizens supposedly deserve.

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Trusting government nowadays means dividing humanity into two classes: those who can be trusted with power to run other peoples lives, and those who cannot even be trusted to run their own lives.

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The Night Watchman State has been replaced by Highway Robber States governments in which no asset, no contract, no domain is safe from the fleeting whim of politicians.

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Bogus fears can produce real servitude.

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Rather than a democracy, we increasingly have an elective dictatorship. People are merely permitted to choose who will violate the laws and the Constitution.

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For scores of millions of Americans, Clinton's "caring" was more important than his lying.

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