My Favorite Quotes
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 James Bovard - “This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law, then we no longer have a republic.”
 James Bovard - “There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency.”
 James Bovard - “There are a lot of benefits representative of government and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system and it is far better than a one-man rule situation.”
 James Bovard - “The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives, be it from IRS agents or from child support services, or from other agencies that often have little or no legal restraints on their power.”
 James Bovard - “The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people.”
 James Bovard - “Politicians as a class are dangerous, that people who are seeking power over us are not, by definition, our friends.”
 James Bovard - “People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.”
 James Bovard - “Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.”
 James Bovard - “It is one of the great tragedies of the US, that most learn most of what they know about the government from the government.”
 James Bovard - “If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them, then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief.”
 James Bovard - “How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U.S, President”
 James Bovard - “As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.”
 James Bovard - “The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of law and equality before the law and no one above the law, that is a very viable vision, but instead of that, we have quasi mob rule.”
 James Bovard - “Once freedom is equated with a certain material standard of living, confiscation becomes the path to liberation”
 James Bovard - “Some of the folks on both sides might be sincere, but it does seem as if it is only the opposition that cares about the Bill of Rights most of the time.”
 James Bovard - “If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government.”
 James Bovard - “It is hard to know how many people do, but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers, nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom that our forefathers had.”
 James Bovard - “Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.”
 James Bovard - “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”
 James Bovard - “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner”
 James Bovard - “It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights.”
 James Bovard - “Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people.”
 James Bovard - “It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them.”
 James Bovard - “It is amazing to think after all that has happened in this country in the last few years, the last few decades, that so many people have this blind faith that government is our friend and therefore, so we don't need protections against it.”
 James Bovard - “With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral.”

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