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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, 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 ...

Hornberger’s Blog, May 2006

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 In a speech to a friendly audience at West Point, President Bush announced that the “war on terrorism” would ultimately rival the Cold War in its length and difficulty. The corollary, which Bush didn’t mention, is that this will be perpetually increasing budgets for the military-industrial complex, a point that the graduates of West Point ...

Hornberger’s Blog, April 2006

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Friday, April 28, 2006 An article in yesterday’s New York Times about Vietnam holds a valuable lesson about U.S. foreign policy and the U.S. government’s related policy of trying to isolate the American people from the rest of the world. Vietnam, as everyone knows, is ruled by a non-democratic communist/socialist regime. That means that the citizenry of Vietnam ...

Hornberger’s Blog, March 2006

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Friday, March 31, 2006 It’s amusing to watch those members of Congress who claim, on the one hand, that the U.S. government invaded Iraq to help the Iraqi people, while, at the same time, are doing everything they can to keep immigrants from coming to the United States. Their position is this: “Our government will come to help you with our ...

Hornberger’s Blog, February 2006

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006 I wonder how U.S. officials reacted to the leaked draft of a report on Mexico’s “dirty war,” which was waged in part during the presidential regime of Luis Echeverria (1780-76) and three other Mexican presidents. Under what they termed “Operation Friendship, “Echeverria’s military forces conducted ''illegal searches, arbitrary detentions, torture, the raping of women in ...

Hornberger’s Blog, January 2006

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Quietly, Congress has once again bowed to the Pentagon and taken another fateful step toward military rule in America. The Washington Post reports that in a “little notice provision of the National Defense Authorization Act passed last month,” the Congress authorized the Pentagon to dispense foreign aid to foreign militaries directly rather than the ...

Hornberger’s Blog, December 2005

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Saturday, December 31, 2005 Our government is mired in such wrongful conduct as torture, denial of due process, denial of jury trials, spying on Americans, warrantless recording of citizens’ telephone calls, military interference with the criminal justice system, military denigration of the Constitution, brutal sanctions on overseas people, wars of aggression, military occupations, secret Soviet-era torture centers overseas, kidnapping of ...

Hornberger’s Blog, November 2005

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Sen. Hillary Clinton is among the growing number of congressional Democrats who are having second thoughts about the president’s war on Iraq. In a 1600-word email to her constituents, Clinton said, ''I take responsibility for my vote, and I, along with a majority of Americans, expect the president and his administration to take responsibility ...

Hornberger’s Blog, October 2005

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Monday, October 31, 2005 Some people are suggesting that Scooter Libby’s allegedly false testimony to a federal grand jury was no big deal and possibly shouldn’t even be charged, at least since the grand jury didn’t charge an underlying crime. They’re missing two important points, however. One is that truth under oath is essential to a properly governing criminal-justice system. The other is ...
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