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The FBI: A Stasi for America

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Tags Big GovernmentStrategyThe Police State

08/09/2022Tho BishopRyan McMaken

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop dive into the FBI's raid of Donald Trump. At a time when half the country already questions the legitimacy of the federal government, what may be the lasting consequences of this political escalation? What steps could Republican governors take if they want to be serious about reigning in the feds? And, was The X-Files the original QAnon? Ryan and Tho consider these questions and more.

Recommended Reading

"A Stasi for America" by James Bovard:

"Abolish the FBI" by Ryan McMaken:

"Trump's Potential Legacy: 50 Million+ Enemies of the State" by Tho Bishop:

"Yes, the FBI is America’s Secret Police" by James Bovard:

"The Attempt to Prosecute Donald Trump Is Unleashing More Than Our Political System Can Handle" by Bill Anderson:

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Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is Editorial and Content Manager for the Mises Institute, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, Business Insider, The Washington Times, and The Rush Limbaugh Show.

Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is executive editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.