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Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
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Why Isn’t Trump Making Mexico Pay for His Wall?

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Correct me if I’m wrong but my recollection is that in his campaign for the presidency, President Trump said that he was going to make Mexico pay for his 1900-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. All I see today is Trump and his supporters getting angry over the fact that Congress is, so far, refusing to pay for Trump’s ...

What About Clapper’s Lies?

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Critics of President Trump are exulting over convictions that special counsel Robert Mueller has secured in his Trump-Russia collusion investigation, some of which involve lying to Congress or to federal investigators. The critics are emphasizing the importance of telling the truth to federal officials. Really? Then why the continued pass for James Clapper, Jr., the former Director of National Intelligence. He ...

Mexicans Will Not Fare Well Under AMLO

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Despite high hopes among the American people that their new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, also known as AMLO, will fundamentally transform Mexico and finally bring economic prosperity to the country, the sad reality is that it just won’t happen. Mexico will remain mired in the level of deep poverty that it has suffered for centuries. How do I know ...

Why Can the CIA Assassinate People?

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Given that we have all been born and raised under a regime that has the CIA, hardly anyone questions the power of the CIA to assassinate people. The CIA’s power of assassination has become a deeply established part of American life. Yet, the Constitution, which called the federal government into existence and established its powers, does not authorize the federal ...

MAGA or MAFA?

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The driving mantra for the Trump administration, the one that energizes every Trumpster and Trumpista, is MAGA — Make America Great Again. The problem arises in how Trump defines national greatness. For him, it means a gigantic military-intelligence establishment — i.e., the national-security state, consisting of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA. The more ...

Why Won’t Conservatives Take Responsibility?

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One of the conservative movement’s favorite mantras is “With freedom comes responsibility.” Given such, a question naturally arises: Why won’t conservatives take responsibility for their actions and beliefs? Consider the current brouhaha over the Central American citizens who are trying to enter the United States to seek refugee status. They are fleeing their countries in an attempt to save their ...

Trump, FDR, and the Plight of Refugees under Immigration Controls

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Republican President Trump’s use of tear gas to prevent foreign citizens from entering the United States to claim refugee status under U.S. law brings to mind that Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt did the same thing in the 1930s. Roosevelt, of course, is widely known among both Republicans and Democrats as a great humanitarian and a lover of the poor, needy, ...

More on Washington Post Hypocrisy on Khashoggi and Kennedy

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In my blog post yesterday, I pointed out the Washington Post’s hypocrisy in pressing for an investigation to determine whether the assassination of Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian state-sponsored assassination, as compared to the blind eye that the Post has long shown toward the convincing evidence pointing toward a U.S. state-sponsored assassination in the case ...

Washington Post Hypocrisy on Khashoggi and Kennedy

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Ever since Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, the Post has pressed hard to show that the murder was a state-sponsored assassination orchestrated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. If only the Post had shown the same diligence, determination, and perseverance in the assassination of President Kennedy that it is displaying ...

Narcos Mexico and El Chapo

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One of the ironies of life is playing out in New York City and on Netflix. In a New York federal courtroom, federal prosecutors are detailing gruesome murders purportedly committed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, the alleged leader of a Mexican drug cartel. At the same time, Netflix is showing Narcos: Mexico, which is detailing gruesome ...

Are We Being Invaded Yet?

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If President Trump’s and the Pentagon’s military defense against the impending refugee invasion of America shows how they defend our country from an invasion, maybe it’s a good thing that the commies didn’t invade the United States by coming up through Latin America during the Cold War. Otherwise, there is a good chance that we all would ...

The Reason for Killing Iranians

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While U.S. sanctions technically permit Iran to import medicines, it is actually just a ruse to make it look like U.S. officials are kind, compassionate, and benevolent. In actuality, the way the sanctions work will mean that the Iranian people will inevitably be deprived of much-needed medicines. That’s because the U.S. extends its sanctions system to banks ...