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Our Endless State of "Emergency" and De Facto Dictatorship

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07/07/2020Ryan McMaken

In America, the person who declared a state of emergency (and can renew the emergency endlessly) is the same person who then uses the emergency to rule by decree. F.A. Hayek once pointed out how absurd such a system is.

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Original Article: "Our Endless State of "Emergency" and De Facto Dictatorship​".

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