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Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
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Hornberger’s Blog, May 2007

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 End Both the War on Terror and the Drug War When President Bush declared his war on terror, I wrote that such a war would be no different than the war on drugs, in the sense that it would be nothing more than a perpetual justification for ever-growing big government. Six years later, there is no end ...

Hornberger’s Blog, April 2007

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Monday, April 30, 2007 Is Tenet a “True Patriot?” Former CIA Director George Tenet is upsetting the Washington establishment with insider revelations about the Iraq War in his new book . In the book, Tenet discloses that Bush and Cheney were fixated on regime change in Iraq long before 9/11. Duh! Isn’t that what we’ve been saying here at FFF from the ...

Hornberger’s Blog, March 2007

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Friday, March 30, 2007 Eminent-Domain Tyranny in Communist China and the U.S. As the federal government continues to move in a pro-empire, pro-militarist direction abroad, rattling its swords against Iran thousands of miles away from the United States, we shouldn’t forget how, at the same time, state and local governments continue to move in the direction of communist China with respect ...

Hornberger’s Blog, February 2007

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Empire or Freedom—That’s the Choice by Jacob G. Hornberger We have several important articles on civil liberties in today’s FFF Email Update. The core issue is this: There is no longer any way to reconcile the powers that the federal government is wielding over the American people — especially the military’s post-9/11 power to arrest, torture, and execute ...

Hornberger’s Blog, January 2007

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Why Bush Wants War with Iran by Jacob G. Hornberger First of all, please don’t fail to read Chalmers Johnson’s terrific new article that we link to in today’s FFF Email Update: “Why Nemesis Is at the U.S.’s Door.” No one has a better handle on U.S. foreign policy and the damage it is causing our ...

Hornberger’s Blog, December 2006

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Friday, December 29, 2006 Yesterday, I blogged about a book entitled A Question of Torture by Alfred W. McCoy, which details how the torture that U.S. officials have engaged in has not been because of a few bad apples but instead has been totally consistent with the pattern of behavior of the CIA for the last several decades. The relationship ...

Hornberger’s Blog, November 2006

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 Newsweek has a good summary of the current status of the Jose Padilla case. It is quite possible that government lawyers might be caught lying, as they were in the infamous Ruby Ridge case. Responding to Padilla’s motion to dismiss based on the government’s having tortured him while in detention, federal attorneys in the case filed ...

Hornberger’s Blog, October 2006

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006 There’s a good reason that the deadline for filing federal income tax returns is April and Election Day is in November — so that when federal incumbents use federal “free” money to purchase votes from the voters, the voters will not realize that this “free” money is the money that they sent the IRS back in ...

Hornberger’s Blog, September 2006

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Friday, September 29, 2006 Do you recall when the neocons were justifying their war of aggression on Iraq and their subsequent military occupation of the country by saying, “The Iraqi people like our occupation because we’re bringing them peace and freedom”? Well, the Associated Press is reporting that 61 percent of the Iraqi people support attacks on U.S. troops in ...

Hornberger’s Blog, August 2006

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 Obviously becoming more desperate given the ever-increasing degeneration of the situation in Iraq and the ever-increasing defections among previously pro-war and pro-occupation GOP congressional candidates, Vice President Dick Cheney has compared the Saddam Hussein regime and the “terrorists” in Iraq to the Adolf Hitler regime. Unfortunately, Cheney misses an important point. In World War II, ...

Hornberger’s Blog, July 2006

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Monday, July 31, 2006 In a 230-180 vote, the House of Representatives voted to increase the minimum wage, a type of law that any reputable economist will tell you does nothing more than condemn people to unemployment. After all, look at the logic. No employer is required to hire anyone. It’s his business. He’s going to hire someone who he believes ...

Hornberger’s Blog, June 2006

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Friday, June 30, 2006 Ever since the 9/11 attacks, The Future of Freedom Foundation has not wavered in its firm opposition to the Pentagon’s torture camp and its kangaroo military tribunals that it set up in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with the express purpose of avoiding the constraints of the U.S. Constitution and federal court interference. In my November ...
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