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Author » Jacob G. Hornberger

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 twelve 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 as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.

Latest from Jacob Hornberger

Abolish the Postal Service

Doug Bandow has a great article over at Forbes entitled “The Post Office Is Broke: It’s Time to End Washington’s Postal Monopoly.” Bandow’s article provides an excellent case as to why the Postal Service’s monopoly over the delivery ...

The Never-Ending Drug War

The drug war is back in the news with two major events, one here in the United States and the other in Mexico. Both events point to the utter futility and destructiveness of this decades-long disaster. The New York Times ...

Secrecy versus a Free Society

A Texas company named Lavabit exemplifies everything that the national-security state has done to our nation. Lavabit is an Internet company that provides encrypted email service for its customers. It recently announced that it was voluntarily shutting down its ...

Mainstream Media Rule: Never Question the Warren Commission

Among the major unspoken tenets of mainstream journalism is: When it comes to the Kennedy assassination, never question or challenge the conclusions of the Warren Commission. Mainstream reporters and commentators learn early on that to violate this principal tenet ...

Unilateral Free Trade vs. “Free-Trade Agreements”

Let’s all shed a tear for Michael Froman. He’s the new U.S. trade representative. He’s the person who is responsible for negotiating “free-trade agreements” with other countries. So, why should we feel sorry for Froman? According to the New ...

More Judicial Deference on National-Security State Murder

Continuing the long tradition of deference to the national-security state by the U.S. federal judiciary, a federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit by the sons of a man named Frank Olson seeking damages for the CIA’s murder of ...

Egypt and the Corruption of American Values

An article on U.S. foreign aid to Egypt by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank goes a long way in showing how conservative and liberal statists continue to lead our nation down a road of corrupted morals and values. The ...

Truth as Treason

If I were to use the phrase “When Truth Was Treason,” you might think that I was referring to the cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Your assumption, of course, would be entirely reasonable given that that’s what ...

How I Came to Reject the Welfare State, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 According to a Census Bureau announcement during the 1950s, I was growing up in the poorest city in the United States. That was Laredo, Texas, a city that borders the Rio Grande. ...
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