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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 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

Is the Constitution a Failed Experiment?

Some people say that given the massive welfare-warfare state under which we now live, it’s clear that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights have proven to be a failed experiment in the protection of the rights and liberties ...

The Biggest Threat to American Liberty

George Washington pointed out, “Overgrown military establishments, which under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty. Wise words by the father of our country, but ones, unfortunately, ...

The Libertarian Angle – Communism and the Cold War

Each week, FFF president Jacob Hornberger discusses the hot topics of the day. This week: the national-security state's hardening during the Cold War. The Libertarian Angle airs weekly. Go to the podcast here.

The Right to Discriminate Against Ellen Pao

Silicon Valley executive Ellen Pao is licking her wounds after a jury ruled against her last week in her gender-discrimination suit against former employer Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, & Byers. Pao had accused the firm of not promoting her because ...

The Power of State Indoctrination

Conservatives just don’t get it. They complain about Common Core, saying that the federal government shouldn’t be involved in education. Fair enough. No problem with that position. But the problem with conservatives is that while they want to get the federal ...

Extradition Hypocrisy

A murder case in Italy stands to expose the U.S. government’s hypocritical stand on extradition, the legal process by which one country forcibly turns over a person within its jurisdiction to another country to stand trial for a criminal ...

Bush’s and Maduro’s Power Grabs

The Venezuelan legislature has just granted President Nicolas Maduro’s request for emergency powers to deal with the crisis posed by President Obama’s recent decree that Venezuela poses a grave threat to U.S. “national security” and Obama’s imposition of sanctions ...

What If We Had Public Churching?

Let’s assume that for the past 100 years, the United States has had a system of public churching, modeled on the public-schooling system that America has had for more than a century. Under the public-churching system, there would be mandatory ...

A Great College Tour

Last week I had an awesome time on my college tour exchanging ideas on liberty with students and non-students at four colleges in Florida: Florida International University (Miami), St. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg), Santa Fe College (Gainesville), and University ...
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