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James Bovard

Geburtstag: 22. Juli 1956

James Bovard ist ein US-amerikanischer Journalist, Bestseller-Autor, Lehrer und Libertär, dessen politische Kommentare auf das Aufzeigen von Beispielen für Staatsverschwendung, Fehler und Machtmissbrauch der Regierung abzielen.

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

—  James Bovard

From The Bush Betrayal (Palgrave, 2004) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigram%20page%20Bush%20Betrayal.htm

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

—  James Bovard

From Feeling Your Pain: The Explosion and Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years (St. Martin's Press, 2000) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Feeling%20Your%20Pain.htm

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

—  James Bovard

From The Fair Trade Fraud (St. Martin's Press, 1991) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Fair%20Trade%20Fraud.htm

„Bogus fears can produce real servitude.“

—  James Bovard

From Attention Deficit Democracy (Palgrave, 2006) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20Attention%20Deficit%20Democracy.htm

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

—  James Bovard

Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994), p. 333
Compare earlier version by Marvin Simkin, "Individual Rights", Los Angeles Times, 12 January 1992: http://articles.latimes.com/1992-01-12/local/me-358_1_jail-tax-individual-rights-san-diego "Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote."
Compare earlier version by Charles Flatt and Sheila Allen, "'Mainstream Values' Vs. Campus Pluralism : Campus Correspondence : The Privileged Classes Must Yield in the Name of Equality", Los Angeles Times, 25 November 1990: http://articles.latimes.com/1990-11-25/opinion/op-7188_1_american-values "Democracy has been described as four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Unmoderated majority rule means that the mistakes, the ignorance and the prejudices of the majority will become law. Minorities will be devoured, and the resulting society will be one of enforced and fearful homogeneity."
Compare earlier version by James Bovard, "Re: One Person's Impact", Usenet group sci.environment, 23 April 1990: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/sci.environment/hos-RvIO1Mw/b3f0iWMcewUJ "A democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Winston Churchill wasn't necessarily making a compliment when he said that democracy was the worst form of government, except for all the rest. Democracy has no more claim to legitimacy than totalitarian dictatorship."

„Citizens should distrust politicians who distrust freedom.“

—  James Bovard

From Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave, 2003) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Terrorism%20&%20Tyranny.htm

„The Patriot Act treats every citizen like a suspected terrorist and every federal agent like a proven angel.“

—  James Bovard

From Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave, 2003) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Terrorism%20&%20Tyranny.htm

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

—  James Bovard

From The Fair Trade Fraud (St. Martin's Press, 1991) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Fair%20Trade%20Fraud.htm

„A lie that is accepted by a sufficient number of ignorant voters becomes a political truth.“

—  James Bovard

From Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave, 2003) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Terrorism%20&%20Tyranny.htm

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„Nothing happened on 9/11 that made the federal government more trustworthy.“

—  James Bovard

From Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave, 2003) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Terrorism%20&%20Tyranny.htm

„As long as rulers are above the law, citizens have the same type of freedom that slaves had on days when their masters chose not to beat them.“

—  James Bovard

From Attention Deficit Democracy (Palgrave, 2006) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20Attention%20Deficit%20Democracy.htm

„It is impossible to destroy all alleged enemies of freedom everywhere without also destroying freedom in the United States.“

—  James Bovard

From Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave, 2003) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Terrorism%20&%20Tyranny.htm

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

—  James Bovard

From Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (St. Martin's Press, 1994) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Lost%20Rights.htm

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

—  James Bovard

From The Fair Trade Fraud (St. Martin's Press, 1991) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Fair%20Trade%20Fraud.htm

„The growth of government is like the spread of a dense jungle, and the average citizen can hack through less of it every year.“

—  James Bovard

From Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen (St. Martin's Press, 1999) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigram%20page%20Freedom%20in%20Chains.htm

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

—  James Bovard

From Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave, 2003) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Terrorism%20&%20Tyranny.htm

„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.“

—  James Bovard

From Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave, 2003) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Terrorism%20&%20Tyranny.htm

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

—  James Bovard

From Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen (St. Martin's Press, 1999) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigram%20page%20Freedom%20in%20Chains.htm

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