Lost Rights by James Bovard
The Destruction of American Liberty

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From Justice Department officials seizing people's homes based on mere rumors to the IRS and its master plan to prohibit the nation's self-employed from working for themselves to the perpetrators of the Waco siege, government officials are tearing the Bill of Rights to pieces. Today's citizen is now more likely than ever to violate some unknown law or regulation and be placed at the mercy of an administrator or politician hungering for publicity. Unfortunately, the only way many government agencies can measure their "public service" is by the number of citizens they harass, hinder, restrain, or jail.  James Bovard's Lost Rights provides a highly entertaining analysis of the bloated excess of government and the plight of contemporary Americans beaten into submission by a horrible parody of the Founding Fathers' dream.
 

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James Bovard is the author of the classic "Lost Rights" and, most recently, "The Bush Betrayal." He has written for "The Wall Street Journal, American Spectator, New York Times, New Republic, Washington Post," and "Newsweek," in addition to maintaining an active blog (jamesbovard.com). He is also the author of "Terrorism and Tyranny, Freedom in Chains, Feeling Your Pain," and "The Fair Trade Fraud" (all Palgrave Macmillan),
 
Published January 1, 1994 by St Martin's Press. 416 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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A critic of governmental hypocrisy in his exposes The Fair Trade Fraud and The Farm Fiasco , Bovard over-extends himself in this libertarian broadside against government interventions such as school condom-giveaway programs and the minimum wage.

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