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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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Open Borders Is the Only Libertarian Immigration Position

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There is a common misconception in the libertarian movement that there are two positions on immigration within libertarianism: the position favoring open borders and the position favoring government-controlled borders. Nothing could be further from the truth. Libertarianism is a consistent philosophy. It doesn’t encompass contradictory positions. The core principle of libertarianism is what is called the non-aggression principle. It holds that ...

Trump and the Abandonment of Principle

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For decades, Republicans and conservatives have poked fun at libertarians for being a “marginal” movement, one outside the mainstream of American political thought and political power. Their message has been that libertarians should do as they did — become respectable and credible to mainstream America by making peace with the welfare-warfare state and devoting their lives to coming up ...

Continued Secrecy in the JFK Assassination?

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In the early 1990s, Congress enacted the 1992 JFK Assassination Records Collection Act, which ordered federal agencies, including the CIA, to disclose to the American people their long-secret records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The law was enacted as a result of public outrage generated by Oliver Stone’s movie JFK, which posited that Kennedy’s enemies ...

No CIA Regime Change in Venezuela

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Venezuela is in a state of crisis and collapse. The socialist economic system of President Hugo Chavez and his successor Vicente Maduro has plunged the nation into an economic black hole, one that, according to a front-page article in today’s New York Times, is even “claiming the lives of untold numbers of Venezuelans.” The Times writes that the ...

Ellen Browning Scripps Would Have Been Proud

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An interesting controversy has broken out at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Several students and professors are protesting the selection of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Madeleine Albright, as the commencement speaker. The controversy at the small liberal arts college in California has sent the Los Angeles Times into emotional hyper-drive, causing the paper to weigh in on ...

Why Aren’t Hiroshima and Nagasaki War Crimes?

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I don’t get it. On the one hand, we’re told that the intentional targeting of civilians in wartime is a war crime. On the other hand, we’re told that the intentional targeting of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs was not a war crime. Which is it? The issue is back in the news with President Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima. ...
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