Jacob G. Hornberger
Who is he: Jacob G. Hornberger is president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, which he founded in 1989, and is a regular writer for The Foundation's publication, Freedom Daily.
Fluent in Spanish, Hornberger has delivered speeches and engaged in debates about libertarianism to groups all over the United States, as well as Canada, England, Eastern Europe and South America.
Jacob Hornberger has also advanced libertarianism on talk-radio stations all across the country. Hornberger's editorials have appeared in the Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, La Prensa San Diego, El Nuevo Miami Herald and many others, both in the United States and in Latin America. He is a co-editor or contributor to the seven books that have been published by the Future of Freedom Foundation.
The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation, as he created it, is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property and limited government.
In its Declaration of Principles, Hornberger points out that the United States was founded on the principles of individual freedom, free markets, private property and limited government.
Because of the US's founding principles, Hornberger writes, the country and its culture was both literate and compassionate. Unfortunately, in the 20th Century the US has moved in an opposite direction, building destructive bureaucracies and waging immoral and destructive wars on freedom and property.
Hornberger set up FFF to combat this trend. According to Hornberger, "the time has come to reevaluate our relationship to our government — to repeal, not reform, these immoral and destructive government programs — to recapture our commitment to the principles of free markets, private property, voluntary charity, and limited government that made our nation great — and to believe in ourselves again ... It is to this end that The Future of Freedom Foundation is dedicated."
Background: Jacob G. Hornberger 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.
Hornberger was a trial attorney for 12 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 in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, publisher of Ideas on Liberty. Two years later Jacob Hornberger founded his own foundation.
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