Lost Rights / Edition 1

Lost Rights / Edition 1

by James Bovard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312123337

ISBN-13: 9780312123338

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312123338
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Table of Contents

1The New Leviathan1
2Seizure Fever: The War on Property Rights9
3The Proliferation of Petty Dictatorships49
4Politics vs. Contracts85
5Subsidies and Subjugation123
6The Opportunity Police165
7Guns, Drugs, Searches, and Snares199
8Taxing and Tyrannizing259
9Spiking Speech, Bankrupting Newspapers, and Jamming Broadcasts293
10Conclusion331
Acknowledgments336
Notes337
Index393

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