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FFF Articles consists of every article that has ever been published by The Future of Freedom Foundation in reverse chronological order from our inception in 1989 to date. You can also search for FFF articles on the right side of the page under Find Freedom on FFF.

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Veterans Day: Thanks but No Thanks

Veterans Day honors those citizens who fought in the U.S. governments wars wars supposedly waged to preserve Americans liberty. Most Americans uncritically accept this last part, and believe they owe the U.S. military a debt of gratitude for their freedom and independence. This belief is so widely held that it has become a tenet of the country's civic faith. However, ... [click for more]

Trial at Guantánamo: What Shall We Do With the Torture Victim?

At Guantánamo this past Wednesday, one of the most notorious torture victims of the Bush administration Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was arraigned for his trial by military commission. He was charged with masterminding the attack on the USS Cole in 2000 off the coast of Yemen, which killed 17 U.S. sailors and wounded 39 others. Al-Nashiri is also one of three ... [click for more]

What Immigration Problem?

Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia have each enacted stringent laws aimed at curbing illegal immigration. Before saying more, lets be clear about the alleged problem. What is an illegal immigrant? Its simply a person possessing natural rights, mind you who comes to the United States without the permission of the U.S. government. Now isn't it curious that in this country, ... [click for more]

Why Double Jeopardy May Not Protect You

The legal doctrine of double jeopardy may be in flux (again), this time in a murder case being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court. An October 11 CNN report opens, “The justices on Tuesday accepted the appeal of Alex Blueford, accused of killing his girlfriend's infant son. At issue is whether a criminal defendant can be retried on ... [click for more]

Gambling, Freedom, and Federalism

The United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the supercommittee, was created back in August by the Budget Control Act of 2011, which raised the debt limit. The committee consists of twelve members of Congress, evenly divided between the House and the Senate and between Democrats and Republicans. By the day before Thanksgiving, the committee ... [click for more]

Eliminate Medicine Shortages with Imports

Pharmaceutical drugs are in scant supply in the United States relative to their demand — a “serious and growing threat to public health,” says President Obama’s latest executive order. The number of prescription-drug shortages, the order continues, has almost tripled in the past five years, and half of pharmacists and purchasing agents are utilizing “gray-market” dealers. According to ... [click for more]

Ron Paul’s De-Stimulus Plan

Congressman Ron Paul has put forth an economic plan that calls for serious cuts in the size, budget, and power of the federal government. He has also proposed policies that would end the Fed-driven inflation responsible for the global economic meltdown. This is truly a de-stimulus plan. Paul’s plan would immediately cut $1 trillion from the federal budget by closing ... [click for more]

Opponents of Occupy Wall Street Harm the Cause of Freedom

After many weeks, Occupy Wall Street and its kindred demonstrations around the country are still a source of headline controversy — even aside from the police manhandling of protesters. And yet the disparate coalition of discontent with contemporary America has not coalesced around a single set of aims. Unfortunately, the loudest voices call for more government management of the ... [click for more]

A Libertarian Who Stood on Principle When It Mattered

A common accusation hurled at libertarians is that they do not champion or, indeed, care about the rights and status of minorities. A common misconception is that the Left has historically been the defender of the oppressed. Those who wish a more accurate view should heed the tale of the Masuda family. On May 26, 2002, the Orange County Register (California) carried ... [click for more]
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