Scott Horton Interviews Jacob Hornberger

Scott Horton, May 24, 2011

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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.

MP3 here. (19:38)

Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is a regular writer for The Future of Freedom Foundation’s publication, Freedom Daily, and is a co-editor or contributor to the eight books that have been published by the Foundation.

4 Responses to “Jacob Hornberger”

  1. Scott, I find people I would have never thought listen to your show listening in. Although talking to them isn't as fun as pissing the people off who can't get passed the Blue/Red Superbowl Starwars Show. Cept my girl… It's no fun pissing her off… But man, I so greatly appreciate people like you out there, brave enough and loud enough, letting it all hang out. RP could learn a few things talking to you more. Hope he's a little more blatant this go round.

    Thanks,

    Jack from Chula Vista, CA.

  2. A Couple of Things:

    It's people like Jacob and Scott and Angela and Justin who on one hand inspire me, and on the other hand, trigger deep regret. Here they are, slogging away all these years, keeping on, putting forth The Message of Freedom, no matter the odds or lack of reward. Mostly Lack.

    And now, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. And in many ways it seems to be getting brighter. Yeah, lots of things are getting worse, much worse. But these TRUE freedom fighters keep on, broke or not, no matter the consequences or costs. And in great part because of those many individual actions of these amazingly committed, dedicated people, there DOES seem to be progress, much progress, all of a sudden, toward the Vision of Liberty and Freedom.

    There is, in my mind, new found hope. … A Right Angle in Time, a transcendent force that leaps over what some of us thought would take decades, is now here where the forces of history and Human Action align with what is just plain RIGHT for Human Beings to evolve, or at least move to the next higher level of social harmony.

    I, on the other hand, back in the 1980s, spent a few years doing all the stuff: writing articles, teaching seminars, lobbying in the Illinois legislature, talking to people and losing friends (though, admittedly, making a few), writing for the Heartland Institute, attending many week-long seminars on the freedom philosophy, and so on. … but I got burned out and disillusioned, and broke. I gave up the fight, except when it was convenient or easy.

    I'll stop short of saying the Antiwar.com crew, and those who work for Ron Paul, and Jacob, etc., have put me to shame. But it's close. But I've got to stop letting the petty issues of life get in my way of getting fully on the bandwagon. It's the only way for me to not have a Nietschian moment. A long one.

    So, I can only hope my small monetary contributions help Antiwar.com, and that I take the messages of Jacob, Scott, Angela, and Justin, and many others, and get the hell over my small, petty issues of life that I let get in my way of doing something important, and get back on the path of spreading the message of liberty, freedom, and non-violence. … Maybe, someday, I'll deserve the honor of buying them all a cup of coffee at some mega-conference where we all get together to celebrate that which SHOULD be inevitable, if human beings are going to survive in anything more than a perpetual slave state.

    And finally, there is little, if anything, as important as what these people at Antiwar.com are doing. Nothing.

    Thank You to You All for all that you do.

    Take Care,
    David Scott Lynn

    O now look and see what I have lost in my potential contribution to this cause, a cause that is essential to all of us.

  3. This is the only site I've ever donated money to, and I've done it several times. It is very professional and has a lot of content from many great people. I would hate to lose it so I thank you all for contributing. If you visit here regularly, please give some $.

  4. Jacob Hornberger steps to the plate. Eyes the mound. Here's the pitch. It's a towering shot over the centerfield wall into the upper deck! The crowd grows silent….

    An Open Letter to the Troops:
    You’re Not Defending Our Freedoms
    by Jacob G. Hornberger, May 31, 2011
    http://www.fff.org/comment/com1105w.asp

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