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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

Why Not Just Abolish the NSA?

Notice that all the public discussion about the NSA’s super-secret, massive surveillance scheme assumes that the NSA has become a permanent part of American life. The debate revolves around what restrictions, if any, should be placed on the NSA’s ...

The Feds versus the Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads as follows: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall ...

Detroit, Greece, and Excessive Federal Debt

Detroit is another reminder of the danger of excessive government debt. It leads to bankruptcy. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how a government gets to that point. The government begins spending more than what it is bringing ...

Let’s Do Some Separating

The standard approach toward the never-ceasing crises that arise from socialistic and interventionist programs is “reform.” The idea is that such programs are a given — that is, that Americans should just consider them a permanent part of American ...

Why No Oswald Treatment for the Leakers?

I’ll bet that not one single American is surprised about the U.S. government’s actions against leakers Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and John Kiriakou. What the U.S. national-security state is doing to them is exactly what all of us would ...

Michael Gerson’s Nasty Attack on Rand Paul and Jack Hunter

Last week Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson leveled a nasty attack against Rand Paul for hiring longtime conservative-libertarian activist Jack Hunter as a staffer. The ostensible reason for the attack was some “neo-Confederate radio rants” that Hunter had made ...

Send the CIA Kidnapper Back to Italy to Face Justice

An opportunity for the anti-Snowden crowd to show their consistency to principle has arisen. A convicted American kidnapper has been apprehended in Panama as a result of an international arrest warrant. The man was convicted in Italy in ...

Is the Drug War Now Over?

Drug-war proponents are going through one of their periodic paroxysms of ecstasy over the capture this week near Nuevo, Laredo, Mexico, of a man alleged to be one of Latin America’s biggest and most brutal drug lords, 40-year-old Miguel ...

The Paranoid Obsession over Cuba

The U.S. government’s belligerence toward Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Ecuador for sympathizing with Edward Snowden’s request for asylum brings to mind the U.S. national-security state’s Cold War mindset toward communism, a mindset characterized by deception, delusion, and paranoia, a ...
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