Heisting the Secret US Tariff Code

Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

“‘Nothing so diminishes democracy as secrecy,’ as Attorney General Ramsey Clark warned in 1967. As a journalist, I have battled federal agencies for decades to try to discover the sordid details of how Americans’ rights and liberties are being shafted. Most government cover-ups succeed because the game is rigged in Washington to blindfold citizens to most federal abuses and boondoggles. But sometimes I found ways to penetrate bureaucratic iron curtains. … there is a basic rule in D.C.: If government officials lie to you, it is public service. If you lie to them, it’s a felony.” (10/04/21)