Hornberger's Blog

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, September 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007 If Hispanics Had Committed the 9/11 Attacks by Jacob G. Hornberger Let’s assume that the 9/11 hijackers had been illegal immigrants from Mexico, Nicaragua, and El Salvador and that in retaliation, President Bush had ordered his military forces to attack Bolivia. Is there any doubt that some Americans would be supporting the president’s invasion and occupation of Bolivia? After all, ...

Hornberger’s Blog, August 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007 Rotting Apples and the War on Immigrants by Jacob G. Hornberger Following in the footsteps of California and Colorado farmers, New York apple growers might soon face devastating financial losses thanks to the U.S. government’s war on immigrants. With a third consecutive year of near-perfect weather, New York is experiencing vintage apple crops. At ...

Hornberger’s Blog, July 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 More Perversity from the Other Failed War Would you like to read about another perverse outcome of the other failed war that is being waged by the federal government? The New York Times is reporting that California farmers are suffering financial losses arising out of the inability to irrigate their crops. No, the problem does not arise ...

Hornberger’s Blog, June 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007 Separate School & State Thanks to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in a government-school desegregation case, public-school supporters are now heavily embroiled in the latest debate on how to run the government schools. Yawn! Another “crisis,” just like in the drug war, immigration, Iraq, Social Security, Medicare, etc. etc. etc. It’s all so sad. Americans have been banging their ...

Hornberger’s Blog, May 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...
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