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A Message from Jacob Hornberger


Ever since I discovered libertarianism some 30 years ago, I have dreamed of a “great awakening” in which the American people discover our nation’s libertarian heritage and restore individual liberty, free markets, and a limited-government constitutional republic to our land.

Every day more and more Americans are waking up and discovering that something is wrong in this country. They’re asking questions. They’re challenging long-held statist principles, such as out-of-control federal spending, debt, and inflation. They’re studying and discussing America’s founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

That’s where The Future of Freedom Foundation comes in. Through our print and online publications, our speeches, and our appearances on radio and television shows, we bring people the libertarian principles that are the key to restoring a free, prosperous, peaceful, and harmonious society to our land.

For 21 years, we have stood our ground, refusing to compromise libertarian ideals and principles even one iota. We have stood squarely against the fundamental immorality and destructiveness of every single welfare-state, interventionist, and imperialist program that the statists have foisted on America for the past 100 years.

Everywhere you look, the statist paradigm is in chaos and crisis. Social Security. Medicare. Medicaid. Federal spending. Taxation. The dollar. The Federal Reserve. The FDIC. The drug war. Immigration. Terrorism. Civil liberties. Foreign policy. Iraq. Afghanistan. The list goes on.

Unless there is a drastic change in direction — one toward freedom, free markets, sound money, and a constitutional republic — those adverse consequences will inevitably fall on all of us and our families. We all have a very real stake in the outcome of this ideological battle.

During the past year, we have done our very best to put your donations to FFF to good use — spreading our uncompromising moral, philosophical, and economic perspectives on liberty far and wide.

We kicked off an exciting year with our participation in the annual CPAC convention, where we joined up with the Ron Paul forces to bring libertarian perspectives to conservatives. We have had the good fortune of spreading libertarianism on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show, “Freedom Watch,” as well as on such international television networks as “Russia Today.” We have participated in debates, panel discussions, speeches, and lectures, including at Purdue University, Beacon College in Florida, and elsewhere.

In conjunction with the student-run GMU Econ Society, we have continued our exciting Economic Liberty Lecture Series at George Mason University, posting the videos of the talks on our website. We have distributed thousands of copies of our booklet “Economic Liberty and the Constitution” to student groups and others all across the country.

We continue striving to make our FFF Email Update, which includes a link to my daily blog, the finest daily libertarian commentary page on the Internet. Our op-eds have been published more than 500 times in newspapers across the land and posted on countless websites on the Internet. From September 2009 to September 2010, 380,594 unique visitors — i.e., different computers — have accessed the website of The Future of Freedom Foundation. We have also significantly raised our profile on the social-network sites, i.e., Facebook and Twitter (please join our FFF Facebook fan page, friend me at my personal Facebook page, and subscribe to my Twitter feed).

Thanks to the great support you gave us, we have been appearing on dozens of radio shows across the country and on the Internet, especially in the weeks preceding the November elections, raising people’s vision to the importance of economic liberty.

We’re launching a brand new website that will enable us to better share our libertarian ideas with others. And get ready for this: I’m hosting a brand new Internet show, “The Freedom Oasis,” where I am spreading pure, unadulterated principles of freedom on Saturday nights, 7-8 pm EST. I hope you’ll join me! (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-future-of-freedom-foundation)

Once people discover that the solution to America’s woes lies not in reforming socialism, interventionism, and empire but instead casting that bankrupt paradigm into the dustbin of history, that will be the day they join us in restoring the libertarian paradigm of individual liberty, free markets, sound money, voluntary charity, and a limited-government republic to our land.

Our job here at The Future of Freedom Foundation is to accelerate the restoration of liberty by continuing to introduce sound ideas on freedom into the marketplace of ideas. Our work depends on your support. Will you help us advance liberty in the coming year with a generous end-of-year donation to FFF? We need your support more than ever.

Yours for freedom,

Jacob G. Hornberger

P.S. When you donate $250 or more, you become a member of our FFF Freedom Club and can participate in my live monthly Internet video message to club members, where we discuss libertarianism and bring you up to date on FFF activities. You will also receive an easy-to-carry FFF roll-up blanket as a special gift of appreciation.

P.P.S. Please help us spread the word to your friends, relatives, and acquaintances by buying them a gift subscription to Freedom Daily. It makes a great Christmas present and brings us closer to the day when we can celebrate the restoration of liberty in America.

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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.