Why Presidents Want You Scared–James Bovard

Fear-Mongering and Servitude

“In his 1776 essay, “Thoughts on Government,” John Adams observed, “Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it.” The Founding Fathers hoped the American people would possess the virtues and strength to perpetuate liberty. Unfortunately, politicians over the past century have used trick after trick to send Americans scurrying to politicians to protect them.”



“Christianity is not a smiling face, church-going, love society as most Americans understand it.”


This Year’s Elections Are Not About Freedom