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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An Anti-Semitic President

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Ever since 9/11, we have repeatedly emphasized why the assumption of extraordinary emergency powers by the president, the military, and the CIA as part of their war on terrorism was antithetical to a free society. Everyone is coming to the realization that we now live in a country in which the government possesses the unfettered, non-reviewable authority to assassinate its ...

Gaddafi’s Execution: A Wake-Up Call for Americans?

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No doubt that many supporters of the U.S. government’s war on terrorism and its global assassination program will come to the defense of the Libyans who executed former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi after taking him captive. They will say, “What’s wrong with executing Gaddafi? He was a terrorist, wasn’t he? Those people didn’t need a stinking trial. Everyone knows ...

Illegal Immigrants: The Statist Scapegoats

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It really is sad — no, actually pathetic — to see Republican presidential candidates competing with each other to show how tough they are on illegal immigrants in order to garner votes from Republican voters. That’s not to say, of course, that liberals are any better, as reflected by President Obama’s massive number of immigration raids on private businesses ...

Disparities of Wealth

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On the matter of great disparities of income and wealth in a society, the manner in which people become wealthy is of great importance. In a society based largely on socialism and crony capitalism, which is the system under which the United States operates today, lots of people get wealthy by using the government to plunder and loot their fellow ...

Thou Shalt Not Covet

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American statists are now claiming that Americas economic woes are rooted in income inequality. They're suggesting that the reason people are struggling economically is because there are millionaires and billionaires in American society. If only the government would take more money from the rich and redistribute it to the poor, the statists say, everyone would be living comfortably, happily, ...

Americas Foreign Dictatorship

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President Obamas reaction to the alleged Iranian assassination plot reflects, once again, the dictatorial powers that the president of the United States now wields in foreign affairs. As many commentators are noting, the whole scheme appears to be as bogus as a 3-dollar bill, but that isnt really the point. The point is that we now live in a country ...

Seizure, Detention, Torture, and Assassination

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In todays blog, I thought I would share with you a deeply insightful quote by Alan Barth (1906-1979), who served on the Washington Posts editorial board for 30 years. The quote is from his book The Rights of Free Men, which was published posthumously in 1984. As you read the quote, keep in mind that we now live in a ...

Blaming America for Terrorism

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Yesterday, the would-be plane bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pled guilty to terrorism in federal district court in Detroit. Hes the guy who was charged with trying to explode a bomb on an international flight coming into Detroit. Federal court, you ask? Isnt terrorism an act of war, you say? Isnt he an enemy combatant? Doesnt he belong in a POW ...

The Danger of Egypt’s Standing Army

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The Egyptian military is denying having killed 26 Egyptian citizens who were protesting on the streets of Cairo, even though witnesses claim to have seen Egyptian troops shooting the protestors and running them down with tanks. One thing is clear though: the military has no intention of relinquishing its dominate role in Egyptian society. Like here in the United States, ...

You’re Either With Us or Against Us

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Yesterday, I described one of the principal dangers of a ruler having the omnipotent, non-reviewable power to assassinate his own citizens (and, for that matter, foreigners as well). All too often rulers, along with their armies and intelligence forces, come to place citizens who oppose their policies through speech in the same category as those who are opposing it ...

Murder Inc.

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Lyndon Johnson once remarked, We had been operating a damned Murder Inc. in the Caribbean. What Johnson was referring to was the CIA's assassination program during the 1960s in which the agency targeted Latin American leaders for assassination. Johnson's statement is a reminder that the CIA, which recently assassinated American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, has been in the assassination business for ...

The Assassination Decider

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Statists are continuing to say that President Obama's assassination of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki (through his CIA and military forces) was justified because Awlaki was supposedly exhorting Muslims to resist U.S. foreign policy with force and that he was also supposedly engaged in operational activities to bring this about. For his part, Obama is remaining mum on the subject, ...
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