Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 1995 - Political Science - 416 pages
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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. Already a major issue in the deliberations of the Congress that took office in January of 1995, the power and size of government is certain to be a prominent factor in the 1996 presidential elections. 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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This is a well documented, eye-opening, and infuriating look at atrocities committed by the IRS. Read full review

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User Review  - Gina M Jordan - Goodreads

This book was the hardest reading because it taps that well of inner rage, adds to a feeling of helplessness; yet it should be recommended reading for every citizen, perhaps in school. If it were ... Read full review

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Contents

The New Leviathan
1
Seizure Fever The War on Property Rights
9
The Proliferation of Petty Dictatorships
49
Politics vs Contracts
85
Subsidies and Subjugation
123
The Opportunity Police
165
Guns Drugs Searches and Snares
199
Taxing and Tyrannizing
259
Spiking Speech Bankrupting Newspapers and Jamming Broadcasts
293
Conclusion
331
Acknowledgments
336
Notes
337
Index
393
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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),

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