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Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for 12 years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Trump's Dictatorial Tendencies
We live under a type of governmental system in which it is the responsibility of Congress to enact the laws, it is the responsibility of the president to carry out the laws, and it is the responsibility of the courts to interpret the laws.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Drug War Disappearances and Murders
During the past 15 years or so of drug warfare in Mexico, there have been around 200,000 deaths resulting from drug war violence.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 2, 2020 Hong Kong Reminds Us of Ike's Warning
In his farewell speech, Eisenhower warned about the grave threat that the U.S. "military-industrial complex" posed to the liberties and democratic processes of the American people.
SHARE Monday, February 3, 2020 Do We Need the First Amendment?
The First Amendment does not give people rights. It prohibits the government from infringing on rights that preexist the government. The only reason for enacting such a prohibition is the concern that in the absence of such a prohibition, Congress would enact laws that abridge freedom of speech and other fundamental rights.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, January 10, 2020 The Ongoing U.S. War on Iran
The vicious and brutal U.S. economic sanctions on Iran target the Iranian populace with death and economic impoverishment and have been tremendously successful in achieving that end.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 19, 2019 Pardon Assange and Snowden
Assange and Snowden deserve immediate pardons, which would enable them to be released from prison and exile and to begin resuming their normal lives. The fact that they even have to seek pardons only reflects what the deep state has done to our values as Americans.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 3, 2019 The Pentagon's Destruction of the Bill of Rights
The very reason the Pentagon established its system in Cuba, rather than the United States, was to circumvent and avoid the provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
SHARE Thursday, November 28, 2019 Jury Nullification Thwarts Immigration Tyranny
After the jury's acquittal of Scott Warren, it's likely that federal prosecutors and the Border Patrol think twice about prosecuting any other American citizen who offers water, food, or medical help to illegal immigrants.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 25, 2019 Russia: Friend or Foe?
Many Americans are figuring out that anti-American terrorism is rooted in U.S. interventionism, which the Pentagon and the CIA introduced into the Middle East soon after the Soviet Union called an end to the Cold War racket.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Two More U.S. Deaths for Nothing in Afghanistan
The U.S. government should tell the families of those two dead soldiers the truth: they died for nothing, just as 58,000 American soldiers died for nothing in the Vietnam War. The realization that one's loved ones died for nothing would be painful but at least it would be the truth.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 4, 2019 Who Is Responsible for the Deaths of Those Three Children in Syria?
Getting Baghdadi was the prime objective, and no price in terms of foreign life would be considered too high to get him. Even if it had been 20 children or 100 children who would be killed in the operation, the deaths, while difficult, would still have been considered worth it.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 24, 2019 Vicarious Courage on Syria
it's easy to be brave, courageous, compassionate, and loyal to the Kurds when it's someone else who is doing the killing and dying. It's not as easy to display such traits when it's you, the interventionist, who is doing the killing and dying.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 23, 2019 Trump's Self-Painted Corner on Iran
President Trump may not realize it yet, but it will almost certainly dawn on him at some point that he has painted himself into a corner with his bullying tactics against Iran.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 16, 2019 Israeli and U.S. Destruction of Freedom of Travel
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib had plans to visit Israel. However, relying on an Israeli law that empowers the Israeli government to bar people who openly support the boycott movement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered that Omar and Tlaib not be permitted to enter the country.
SHARE Friday, August 2, 2019 Donald Trump, Trade Dictator
The truth, no matter how discomforting it might be, is that with his trade wars and his unilateral imposition of taxes on the American people, Trump has accelerated the destruction of American freedom. It is Dictatorship 101, all nicely wrapped up in an American flag and a mantra of "making America great again."
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, July 8, 2019 The Declaration of Independence Applies to Immigrants
"The pursuit of happiness." The Declaration states that the pursuit of happiness is a natural, God-given right, one with which all people are endowed. Not just American citizens. Everyone. Everyone in the world is endowed with the natural, God-given right to pursue happiness.
SHARE Monday, July 1, 2019 Trump's Socialist Mindset on Trade
If foreign regimes engage in unfair trade practices, which is a virtual certainty, so be it. Leave that to American businessmen and American consumers. What foreign regimes do to their citizenry is no business of a U.S. president or the U.S. government.
SHARE Sunday, May 26, 2019 Fallacies of Conservative Immigration Arguments
Conservatives often use the national-home argument to justify their support of a system of immigration controls. They say that America is a "national home," one owned and controlled by the U.S. government. As the owner of the "home," the argument goes, the U.S. government has the "right" to lock the door and determine who to let into its home.