James Bovard Quotes

Paternalism is a desperate gamble that lying politicians will honestly care for those who fall under their power.

James Bovard

The federal tax system is turning individuals into sharecroppers of their own lives.

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A law is simply a reflection of the momentary perception of self-interest by a majority of a legislative body.

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It should not be a federal crime to charge low prices to American consumers.

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The U.S. government has created a trade lynch law that can convict foreign companies almost regardless of how they operate.

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Fair trade is a moral delusion that could be leading to an economic catastrophe.

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Government cannot make trade more fair by making it less free.

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America needs fewer laws, not more prisons. By trying to seize far more power than is necessary over American citizens, the federal government is destroying its own legitimacy. We face a choice not of anarchy or authoritarianism, but a choice of limited government or unlimited government.

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A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

James Bovard

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