|Published||September 11, 2012|
Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds is a book by United States Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. The book contains anecdotes of difficulties people have had dealing with agencies of the US federal government.
In his review of Government Bullies for The Washington Times, William Murchison wrote that Paul "never really ties things together with any artistry" and that the book is "more political barrage than academic rendering."
Journalists discovered that Government Bullies contained passages that were copied from articles from the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute.  Further investigation revealed another four instances of plagiarism from articles by Jonathan H. Adler, Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Timothy Sandefur, and an article from Forbes. While citations were listed in the footnotes, the material was presented without quotes or indentation. Book publisher Center Street indicated that future printings would include attributions.
- Kenny, Jack (October 22, 2012). "Senator Paul Takes On Government Bullies". The New American.
- Murchison, William (September 24, 2012). "BOOK REVIEW: 'Government Bullies'". Washington Times.
- Trujillo, Mario (November 3, 2013). "Plagiarism charges against Paul pile up". The Hill.
- Kaczynski, Andrew (November 7, 2013). "More Instances Of Plagiarism In Rand Paul's Book". BuzzFeed.
- Miller, Jake (November 7, 2013). "More plagiarism accusations against Sen. Rand Paul". CBS News.