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FFF Articles consists of every article that has ever been published by The Future of Freedom Foundation in reverse chronological order from our inception in 1989 to date. You can also search for FFF articles on the right side of the page under Find Freedom on FFF.

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Come to Charleston!

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    TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT! If you have ever wanted an excuse to visit Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, you have it now! The Ron Paul Institute and The Future of Freedom Foundation are teaming up to present an exciting, timely, and ... [click for more]

Crimes of a Monster

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“Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?”— James Russell Lowell, 19th century American novelist Let us not mince words. We are living in an age of war profiteers. We are living in an age of scoundrels, liars, brutes and thugs. ... [click for more]

Trump and the Right to #Resist

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Since Donald Trump’s election, it has become fashionable for his opponents to use a #Resist hashtag on their social media postings. Public demonstrations have become more fashionable than at any time since the Vietnam War. Federal agencies are actively working to thwart the Trump administration; the Obama holdover chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau even refused to vacate ... [click for more]

Gun Control in Britain Has Failed

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Around 1920, the British Parliament in London began whittling away at the right to own firearms. Recognized at least from the days of king Billy and his Glorious Revolution, the right to arms was slowly but steadily eviscerated as any rise in crime or some shocking event invigorated anti-gun sentiment in a country marching to the Left. New “common ... [click for more]

The Slippery Slope to a Constitution-Free America

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“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”—Benjamin Franklin The ease with which Americans are prepared to welcome boots on the ground, regional lockdowns, routine invasions of their privacy, and the dismantling of every constitutional right intended to serve as a bulwark against government abuses is beyond ... [click for more]

Why Is the Government Still Regulating the Railroads?

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Donald Trump recently nominated two new members for Republican seats on the Surface Transportation Board (STB): Patrick Fuchs of Wisconsin and Michelle A. Schultz of Pennsylvania. Fuchs is a senior Senate Commerce Committee staffer who “has participated in the drafting and passage of five bills directly affecting freight and passenger railroads.” He was previously “a policy analyst ... [click for more]

Gun Control Doesn’t Lower Crime (Or Make Us Safer)

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The United Kingdom has historically enjoyed a low crime and murder rate, and has very strict gun laws. This fact has regularly been exploited by anti-gun politicians and cultural elites on both sides of the Atlantic to push the dangerous lie that gun control is necessary in the fight against crime and violence. But when the UK's crime rate – ... [click for more]

Paternalistic Follies of the 1960s

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Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then soon to ending failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and ... [click for more]

What Ken Burns Left Out of the Vietnam Story

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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns (Knopf, 2017; 640 pages) The companion coffee-table book to the 10-part PBS series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War, is so closely tied to the series that it’s left ambiguous whether Ken Burns himself is the co-author or not. Burns is shown as the ... [click for more]
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