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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

Unlimited Government Abroad Means No Freedom at Home

I find it amusing when I see people who profess to favor a free society and a free-market economic system here in the United States while, at the same time, favoring unlimited government overseas. Why is that amusing? Because ...

Christians’ Rebuke of God

One of the primary justifications for the welfare state comes from Christian statists. They say that the welfare state demonstrates the willingness of the American people to fulfill God’s commandments with respect to human relationships. The Ten Commandments includes, “Thou ...

Our Southwest Speaking Tour

Wow! What a great tour in the American Southwest spreading ideas on liberty. That’s where I was all last week. The trip began with a reception on Monday evening sponsored by the Freedom Library, a fantastic organization that for ...

National Defense, Foreign Policy, and Gun Control

One of the most popular mantras in the post–9/11 era involves praising the troops for “defending our nation” and “protecting our rights and freedoms.” But how many people ever really think about what those mantras really mean? Indeed, how ...

On the Road Again

I’m on the road again this week doing our Southwest speaking tour — Yuma, Phoenix, and Dallas, so blogging is likely to be periodic rather than daily. Details on the events are posted below. Admission is open to the ...

Boston Involves a Choice

Ever since 9/11, U.S. officials have emphasized that their so-called war on terrorism should now be considered a permanent part of American life. They say that the United States will now be under the threat of terrorism for the ...

Avoiding Reality on Terrorist Motivation

Before 19-year-old Dzhokar Tsarnaev was interrogated, President Obama asked, “Why did these young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence?” Yesterday, the Washington Post provided the answer to ...

Upcoming FFF Speaking Events

We’ve all become so accustomed to communicating on the Internet via such things as email, websites, webinars, live-streaming, Facebook, and the like that it’s easy to forget the enjoyment and value of person-to-person speeches. In the last few weeks, I’ve ...

Are the Boston Deaths and Injuries Worth It?

Whether we call them criminals or terrorists, the issue of motive in the Boston bombings is becoming increasingly clear. The bombers were motivated to kill people at the Boston Marathon by the death and destruction wreaked by the U.S. ...

Foreign Policy and Gun Control in Boston

I wish to make two observations about the bombings in Boston, one relating to U.S. foreign policy and one relating to gun control. Ever since the 9/11 attacks, many Americans simply have been unable to fathom that foreigners can get ...
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