2016: An Opportunity for Liberty

July 7, 2016—Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, has a special new project to take advantage of the 2016 election and spread libertarianism like never before.

“I’m here to ask you for your generous support with a special project that we’re doing here at the Future of Freedom Foundation,” Hornberger says. “It’s a video series that focuses on different aspects of the libertarian philosophy.”

He continued, “We want to do one on the drug war, which is one of the most immoral and destructive government programs in our lifetime. It has brought nothing but death, destruction, ruination of lives, and government corruption to our society. And it’s clearly teetering.”

“In the 27 years that I’ve run FFF, I’ve never seen so many editorials, op-eds, speeches, perspectives from people in the mainstream calling for an end to the War on Drugs. It wasn’t always like this. When I started out FFF 27 years ago, I knew I could always light up all the phones on call-in talk shows on radio by just calling for an end to the War on Drugs. People were just flabbergasted. Not anymore. It’s on the table.”

“It’s so much on the table that I think we have a very, very realistic chance of getting rid of this drug war. I mean, look, the feds aren’t even enforcing their marijuana laws in at least two states. What does that say? It says they don’t even believe in their own laws, and they’re releasing people from prison now that received Draconian sentences, 30 to 40 years for drug offenses, which is an acknowledgement that what they did was wrong. And so, clearly, the drug war is teetering.”

“Now, let me talk a little about the presidential race, because that’s the opportunity we want to seize upon here.”

Be sure to watch the whole video for the rest of Hornberger’s appeal.