Scott Horton Interviews Jacob Hornberger

Scott Horton, May 24, 2008

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Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the upcoming “Restoring The Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties” conference on June 6-8 in Reston Virginia, why libertarianism ought to be the real center of Left and Right, how libertarian views are those of the founders and the only hope to save America from statism and empire, the importance of habeas corpus in a free society, the backgrounds of the conference speakers and the problem of conservative state worship.

MP3 here. (41:25)

Jacob 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 and Freedom Daily. Fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian, he has delivered speeches and engaged in debates and discussions about free-market principles with groups all over the United States, as well as Canada, England, Europe, and Latin America, including Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Argentina. He has also advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on FOX New’s Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows. His editorials have appeared in the Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, La Prensa San Diego, El Nuevo Miami Herald, and many others, both in the United States and in Latin America. He is a co-editor or contributor to the eight books that have been published by the Foundation.

10 Responses to “Jacob Hornberger”

  1. Scott, let me tell you, I went to last year’s conference, and it was the best event I attended. Met so many great people, kept up friendships, and going again this. Hope to meet you, and get a photo with you.
    Also, when Jacob spoke about the food, it was awesome. This will be a great event.

  2. Get rid of the left vs right paradigm all together. It doesn’t matter if it is the Republican way of imperialism which prints new money for its war or the Leftist way of raising taxes and going to war. Both major parties are pro-big government parties.

    Economic policy
    Social policy
    Foreign policy

    Libertarians win on all fronts. Liberals are better on social policy than Republicans but not better than libertarians. Conservatives the few left are better on Economic and Foreign issues than Liberals but still not as good as libertarians.

    But what we have today are Neocons and they are the worst of both parties the big government of the left and the backwards religious idiocy of the right on social issues.

    Libertarians should call themselves the Anti-Neocons and then scoop up anti-war people from all other parties. No one likes Neocons no thinking person.

  3. The Anti-Neocon Party is presently desperately needed in the USA. Thanks for the title and idea, from Ryan Dawson above.

  4. I have no hope for this Republic except this: that the Generals in the u.S. Military who ( according to Sen. Bob Dole’s chief advisor know that 9-11 was an inside job ) will gather the courage to organize a coup-which given the circumstances would be lawful-and install someone decent ( I said Patrick J. Buchanan ) as President for life..

  5. Why am I printed here but not over in the middle left section? Was I upsetting ADL Tim? Does he have an inside track here?

  6. So anyone want to take an over/under on how long it will take before an “anti-neocon” party is misconstrued to be an anti-Israel, and anti-Jew Party, consisting of antisemitic America Haters and Hitler Appeasers?

  7. who cares if it is anti-israel Israel has caused more harm to the united states than any other nation in history let us cut all our ties with Israel and let them sink into the abyss

  8. Anybody have links to last year’s Vance and Paul speeches that were mentioned in the interview?

  9. Scott:
    During the interview, you asked Jacob about who wrote the paper on the unitary executive at the last conference. That brilliant presentation was by Joseph Stromberg. Listen to his speech again, and you will get even more out of it.
    Lawence

  10. Here’s a link to all of the speeches last year. You can view any of them as you wish.
    http://www.fff.org/classroom/main.html

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