Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses his article “Needed: A National Debate on U.S. Support of Dictatorships;” the 1953 CIA-supported coup in Iran, leading to the hostage crisis, 1979 Islamic Revolution, and poor relations to this day; the US-supplied Iraqi weapons of mass-destruction; the conditional US anti-dictator policy (cooperative dictators needn’t fear regime-change); why Americans may finally be catching on to the War on Terrorism farce; and cutting the federal budget by eliminating aid to foreign dictators.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses his article “It’s Again Time to Dismantle the Cold War Military Machine;” how Americans are kept in a perpetual state of fear so massive military budgets seem like a necessity; the Pentagon’s latest make-work project, fighting the War on Drugs in Honduras; how ending drug prohibition would decrease problems with gangs, violence, and public corruption; and the impressive stable of writers at the Future of Freedom Foundation.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses “The War on Terrorism, the Constitution, and Civil Liberties” college speaking tour, featuring Jacob, Bruce Fein and Glenn Greenwald from February 6th-9th; the rising tide of Americans who refuse to trade liberty for “security,” 9/11 justification be damned; reasserting the legal and constitutional limitations on government power; and the slippery slope of War on Terror abuses, such that the indefinite detention and torture of American citizens is the new normal.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses why the Jose Padilla case may be the most important of our lifetimes; how Americans lost most of their Constitutional protections against government abuses, thanks to runaway Executive branch power and a deferential Congress and court system; why the “no touch” sensory deprivation treatment of Padilla qualifies as torture and probably made him crazy; the curious timing of John Ashcroft’s ballyhooed “dirty bomb” allegations against Padilla – right after Coleen Rowley blew the whistle on FBI failures before 9/11; why an appeals court deemed Padilla’s seventeen year prison sentence too lenient; and the similarities between the collection of US national security laws imposed since 9/11 and Egypt’s emergency law.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses America’s decline from shining beacon of freedom to torture-loving police state; how libertarianism helps people break through nationalist propaganda and public school indoctrination; why Americans should make haste toward limited government before another terrorist attack marks the end of the republic; and the many non-Muslim groups around the world with serious grievances against the US.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses how the Obama administration has ignored the War Powers Act and eschewed congressional authorization while continuing to wage war in Libya; the end of limited, representative, checked-and-balanced government; how the Supreme Court has made legal redress impossible for victims of US government rendition and torture; and the power of good ideas (like increasingly-popular libertarianism) to bring rapid, sweeping solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
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David Bromwich will be on to discuss Obama’s Middle-East rhetoric. See his latest here.
Bio: David Bromwich is the Sterling professor of literature at Yale. He has written on politics and culture for The New Republic, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, and other magazines. He is editor of Edmund Burke’s selected writings On Empire, Liberty, and Reform and co-editor of the Yale University Press edition of On Liberty.
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Bio: Angela Keaton is the Development Director for Antiwar.com
Jacob Hornberger will be on to discuss America’s turn toward dictatorship. Read his latest here.
Bio: Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, publisher of The Freeman.
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Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses why the Egypt revolution proves (to the Left) that Americans don’t need guns; how armed protesters could have better defended themselves against secret police and thugs; how an armed citizenry is a worst-case-scenario insurance policy and deterrent to tyrannical government; and how the US has been an enabler, provider and founder of dictatorships, “spreading democracy” rhetoric notwithstanding.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses how Washingtonâ€™s mixed messages on Egypt are exposing the US governmentâ€™s preference for dictatorships over democracies when they suit policy goals; why the US isnâ€™t quite ready to join Chile and other countries willing to look back and examine previous government misdeeds; and why abandoning empire doesnâ€™t presage military defeat and economic ruin.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the history of FFF.org and the reading materials behind his conversion from liberal Democrat to Libertarian, the forewarning from Chalmers Johnsonâ€™s prescient book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire that was written before 9/11, why Americans must choose to either abandon their empire or live under it, the mostly-unseen inflation tax that disproportionately effects the poor and the ongoing struggle between libertarians and statists.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the 1845 annexation of Texas and subsequent Mexican-American War, President James K. Polkâ€™s determination to acquire northern Mexico by conquest after his purchase offer was refused, the U.S. immigrants who defected from the army to fight on Mexicoâ€™s side as the San Patricio battalion, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo land grab and the longstanding open-borders policy after the warâ€™s end.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the legal maneuvers that prevented a Supreme Court ruling on enemy combatants, the difference between regular and extraordinary rendition, how the U.S. asserts the right to detain anyone in the world indefinitely and how the mission of the CIA is incompatible with a free society.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court hearing of the Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri case, the inability of habeas corpus to protect even U.S. citizens from being designated enemy-combatants, the history of terrorism prosecution in U.S. criminal courts and how the continued U.S. assertion that Afghanistan is a war zone further undermines the credibility of Hamid Karzaiâ€™s government.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses Operation Keelhaul, the betrayal and repatriation of Russian hero Andrey Vlasov and his 50,000 men, how Roosevelt and Churchillâ€™s demand of Nazi Germanyâ€™s unconditional surrender prolonged the war and allowed the Soviet Union to conquer Eastern Europe, the similarities between FDR and the European fascists, the myth that the free market caused the Great Depression and the 20,000 American and 30,000 British POWs that Truman also let Stalin take to the Gulags to die. Watch the speeches from FFFâ€™s Restoring the Republic conference here.
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision expanding habeas corpus rights to Guantanamo, the origins of a judgeâ€™s power to demand the state explain why theyâ€™re imprisoning someone and how the American framers understood that the supreme threat to the people was the power of the state.