Cover of: Lost rights | James Bovard

Lost rights

the destruction of American liberty

1st ed.

Published by St. Martin's Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

From Justice Department officials seizing people's homes based on mere rumors, to the I.R.S. and its master plan to prohibit the nation's self-employed from working for themselves, to the perpetrators of the Waco siege, government officials across the land are tearing the Bill of Rights to pieces. And, with the Clinton administration calling for sweeping new governmental power over the nation's environment, health care, and workers, the plight of American liberty is guaranteed to worsen. Today's citizen is ever more likely to violate some unknown law or regulation and be placed at the mercy of an administrator or politician hungering for publicity. And, unfortunately, the only way many government agencies can measure their "public service" is by the number of citizens they harass, hinder, restrain, or jail. Lost Rights provides a highly entertaining and outrageous analysis of the plight of contemporary Americans, beaten into submission by a government that has become a horrible parody of the Founding Fathers's dream. - Jacket flap.

Table of Contents

The new Leviathan
Seizure fever : the war on property rights
The proliferation of petty dictatorships
Politics v. contracts
Subsidies and subjugation
The opportunity police
Guns, drugs, searches, and snares
Taxing and tyrannizing
Spiking speech, bankrupting newspapers, and jamming broadcasts
Conclusion

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-392) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
323/.0973
Library of Congress
JC599.U5 B598 1994

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
408 p.
Number of pages
408
Dimensions
25 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1420889M
Internet Archive
lostrightsdestru00bova
ISBN 10
0312103514
ISBN 13
9780312103514
LC Control Number
93031028
Library Thing
206305
Goodreads
5231037
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