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FFF Speaker Spotlight: Laurence Vance and Karen Kwiatkowski


Laurence Vance is one of the most courageous libertarians I have ever known. A devout Christian, he has been relentless and uncompromising in emphasizing two important points about U.S. foreign policy: (1) Since the U.S. has waged a war of aggression, rather than a defensive war, against Iraq, the killing of the Iraqi people has violated both moral principles and the laws of God; and (2) Obedience to orders does not excuse a soldier’s violations of the laws of God.

Laurence is the author of 12 books, including Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State. Holding degrees in history, accounting, and economics, Laurence is an adjunct instructor in accounting at Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Florida. He is a regular contributor to Lew Rockwell.com and has written several articles for The Future of Freedom Foundation.

At last year’s conference, Laurence delivered one of the most powerful and moving talks of the conference. No doubt he will do so again.

Karen Kwiatkowski is also one of the most courageous libertarians in the libertarian movement. A retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel who served in the Pentagon, Karen has played a leading role in opposing the pro-empire, pro-interventionist foreign policy of the federal government and supporting the restoration of a limited-government republic to our land.

Karen was featured in the documentary Why We Fight, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. She earned an MA from Harvard University and MS in Science Management from the University of Alaska. She earned her Ph.D. in World Politics from Catholic University and also completed both Air Command and Staff College and Naval War College seminar programs.

Karen has written for Lew Rockwell.com, American Conservative, Salon.com, Antiwar.com, and others. Her talk at last year’s conference was one of the two speeches covered by C-SPAN.

Christianity and War by Laurence M. Vance

The Other Side of Calvinism by Laurence M. Vance

King James, His Bible, and Its Translators by Laurence M. Vance

The Angel of the Lord by Laurence M. Vance

Funding Leviathan” by Laurence M. Vance

Christianity in Eclipse” by Laurence M. Vance

Heroes or Dupes?” by Laurence M. Vance

95 Years to Go” by Laurence M. Vance

They Died in Vain” by Laurence M. Vance

Other Articles by Laurence Vance” by Laurence M. Vance

War and Decision: Doug Feith Explains” by Karen Kwiatkowksi

The Art(ifice) of War” by Karen Kwiatkowksi

Causes and Consequences of Our Foreign Policy in the Middle East and What It Means for Americans by Karen Kwiatkowksi

War by Accident?” by Karen Kwiatkowksi

In Rumsfeld’s Shop” by Karen Kwiatkowksi

Five Years in Iraq” by Karen Kwiatkowksi

Other Articles by Karen Kwiatkowski

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    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. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.