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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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Trump and America First

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Whatever else might be said of Donald Trump, no one can deny that he has the most remarkable ability to make the GOP and mainstream establishment go ballistic. The most recent example is his use of the term “America First” in a foreign policy speech that he delivered right in the center of U.S. Empire, Washington, D.C. Once again, he ...

The National Security States of Communist China and the United States

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Inadvertently, the New York Times has pointed out what is not supposed to be pointed out in America: that both China and the United States have governmental structures that are based on a national-security state establishment. After all, it’s important that Americans carry on with their myths — that the U.S. government is structured the way the Framers intended — ...

Why the Screwed-Up Society?

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According to the New York Times, “Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years … with increases in every age group except older adults…. The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.” According to a 2015 report by the National Institute ...

The Drug War Is Teetering (and That’s Good!)

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The drug war is teetering. Support for ending this federal fiasco continues to grow all across the political spectrum. The latest instance is the United Nations — if you can believe that, where officials from all over the world have been discussing the possibility of ending this failed, deadly, destructive, and corrupt government program. Notice that drug-war proponents, including those ...

Tubman versus Jackson on the $20 Bill

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Amidst the tempest produced among politicians and the mainstream press over the Obama administration’s decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, no one bothers to ask some very simple questions: Why does the $20 bill say: “Federal Reserve Note” on it? Doesn’t the term “note” connote a promissory note, which entails a promise to ...

Compassion, Morality, and the Repeal of Social Security

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In my last three blog posts ( (here, here, and here), I have shown that Social Security is just another welfare program, no different from all other welfare programs, including food stamps, farm subsidies, aid to the arts, and foreign aid to dictators. I have also shown the fundamental immorality that Social Security shares with all other socialist programs ...
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