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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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Stealing from the Citizenry

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“Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you with a crime. Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken ... [click for more]

Trump’s Budgetary Blueprint Retains America’s Welfare State

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President Donald Trump has issued his preliminary federal budget proposal looking to the U.S. government’s next 2018 fiscal year. What it shows very clearly is that there will likely be no attempt to reduce the size and cost of most of the American interventionist-welfare state. On Thursday, March 16, 2017 the White House released, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to ... [click for more]

Rule by Thieves

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“The first and most important thing to understand about politics is this: forget Right, Left, Center, socialism, fascism, or democracy. Every government that exists — or ever existed, or ever will exist — is a kleptocracy, meaning ‘rule by thieves.’ Competing ideologies merely provide different excuses to separate the Productive Class from what they produce. If the taxpayer/voters won’t ... [click for more]

Republicare

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the PPACA or Obamacare, was signed into law by Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, without a single Republican vote. It was fitting that Obamacare’s first requirement was a new tax, since the new law was in large part just a collection of tax increases masquerading as a health-care law. ... [click for more]

Lessons of the Orlando Massacre

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In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, a 29-year-old, American-born Muslim of Afghan descent, Omar Mateen, with allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), entered a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, armed with a semi-automatic, high-capacity rifle and handgun, and began shooting and taking hostages. Although an Orlando police officer serving as an armed guard ... [click for more]

The Inequality of Wealth and Income

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What is most criticized in our social order is the inequality in the distribution of wealth and income, There are rich and poor; there are very rich and very poor. The way out is not far to seek: the equal distribution of all wealth. The first objection to this proposal is that it will not help the situation much because ... [click for more]

The National Debt Limit Equals a Balanced Budget

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Once again the United States government is rapidly approaching a fiscal debt ceiling: After March 16, 2017, Uncle Sam will not be legally allowed to borrow any more money to cover its budget deficits, unless Congress votes to raise the debt limit, once again, like it has every time in the past. Uncle’s Sam’s debt has been growing at a ... [click for more]

“End the War on Drugs” in Orlando

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  In conjunction with the ACLU at Florida A&M University, the ACLU at Barry University, and the ACLU at the University of Central Florida, The Future of Freedom Foundation is pleased to present an evening program on the campus of Florida A&M University College of Law on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that will ... [click for more]

The Libertarian Mind

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The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom by David Boaz (Simon & Schuster, 2015); 417 pages. Since the beginning of the so-called Progressive Era, advocates of big government have been on the offensive. They promised Americans more prosperity, better education, increased security, a cleaner environment, a society that’s more fair, and so on — provided they would allow ... [click for more]

The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

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Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government … doesn’t ... [click for more]
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