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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.
(2 comments) 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.
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) 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.
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.
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.
(1 comments) Sunday, April 14, 2019 Freedom Requires Restoring Our Republic
We live under a regime in which the federal government, operating through the military and CIA wield the omnipotent power to seize American citizens, place them into military dungeons, hold them indefinitely, and torture them. The military and the CIA also wield the power to assassinate American citizens that is, simply kill them without due process and a trial. The NSA wields the power to conduct secret surveillance schemes.
(2 comments) Monday, April 1, 2019 The Incorrigible Hypocrisy of Conservatives
The United States should restore its founding principles of a limited-government republic and a non-interventionist foreign policy regardless of what foreign regimes are doing. The U.S. should be leading the world to freedom by example, not by copying the Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, or Vietnamese.
(2 comments) Thursday, December 6, 2018 Why Isn't Trump Making Mexico Pay for His Wall?
In his campaign for the presidency, President Trump said that he was going to make Mexico pay for his 1,900-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. All I see today is Trump and his supporters getting angry over the fact that Congress is, so far, refusing to pay for Trump's Wall.
(33 comments) Monday, November 5, 2018 Brent Taylor Did Not Die For God, Family, And Country
This past weekend, Major Brent Taylor was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the U.S. government has now been waging war for 17 long years. At the time he was killed, the 39-year-old Taylor was training an Afghan security force. One of his trainees turned his gun on Taylor and shot him dead.
(11 comments) Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Why No Outrage Over U.S. Killing Of Children?
While there has been mass outrage over Trump's separation policy, there is virtually no outrage over the U.S. government's policy of killing children as a way to achieve the political goal of regime change in foreign countries.
(3 comments) Thursday, May 10, 2018 Torture? Let's Also Not Forget Assassination
There is no due process of law when it comes to the CIA's and Pentagon's assassination program. They decide among themselves who is going to be assassinated. No indictment. No judge. No jury. No testimony. No due process of law.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 Political Gamesmanship At The Olympics
Pence is going to the games for political purposes. He intends to use them as an opportunity to level a propaganda attack against North Korea, the communist regime that the U.S. government has long been committed to regime-changing. Pence will be accompanied by Fred Warmbier, the father of the University of Virginia student who died in the United States after being held in North Korean custody for more than year.
(3 comments) Tuesday, October 3, 2017 U.S. Violence Abroad Begets Violence At Home
Is it really possible that the U.S. government can kill millions of people without it having an adverse effect on the mental stability of the American people? Is it really possible for Americans to continue living normal lives, mentally speaking, while their government is out killing millions of people on a regular basis?
Monday, June 26, 2017 Donald Trump -- Cold War Anachronism
Trump's actions are not only a classic throwback to the old Cold War, when the Pentagon and the CIA filled everyone with a deep fear of communism and the Soviet Union, they also demonstrate the rank hypocrisy that has infected U.S. interventionist foreign policy since the advent of the U.S. national-security state after World War II.
(1 comments) Friday, January 20, 2017 Trump Will Not Make America Great Again
There is just one big problem with Trump's plan to make America great again: Big government, which is what brings countries down rather than lift them up. Big government oppresses and suppresses people. It's a gigantic tic sucking the lifeblood out of the private sector. Big government equals little people.
(10 comments) Monday, February 8, 2016 Albright And Kissinger Bring Shame To Hillary Clinton
It's obvious that Hillary Clinton not only has good friends on Wall Street who pay her handsome speaking fees but also close friends who share her interventionist, militarist, imperialist vision for the future direction of America. There is an old Spanish saying, "Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are."
(1 comments) Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Jeb Bush's Confused Mindset Over Iraq
Poor Jeb Bush. He just can't get his mind straight on Iraq. Perhaps that's because he's reluctant to criticize his brother George W. Perhaps it's because he wants desperately to be president and is willing to take any position on Iraq that will garner him votes.
(2 comments) Saturday, November 16, 2013 Why Won't The CIA Release Its Joannides Files?
Whatever strained meaning one puts on the term "national security," how in the world would the disclosure of the Joannides files to the public put America into jeopardy? After all, the Kennedy assassination took place 50 years ago, supposedly by a lone nut communist Marine.
(1 comments) Monday, April 2, 2012 America's Communist System in Cuba
The Pentagon has established its own criminal-justice system to prosecute suspected terrorists, one that is intended to compete against the federal-court system -- one that is strikingly similar to that employed by the Chinese communists.
(2 comments) Sunday, February 26, 2012 Don't Northwoods Iran
Iran, like Iraq, has never attacked the United States. If Obama gives his military and CIA orders to attack Iran, the US will once again be the aggressor nation, as it was in its war on Iraq. That's one reason aggressors like to maneuver targeted nations into firing the first shot. The aggressor nation can tell its citizens, "We've been attacked! We're innocent! We have been forced to go to war to defend ourselves."