Push the Button

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Ever since I founded The Future of Freedom Foundation 34 years ago, I have argued that what we need to do to restore freedom in America is immediately end all infringements on freedom. In other words, if there was a button that could be pushed that would bring a sudden and immediate end to all welfare-state, regulatory, and warfare-state programs, I would not hesitate to push it. Over the years, I have received two major critiques of my position: (1) It would produce chaos by suddenly ending economic programs that have become an integral part of American society; and (2) There would be people dying in the streets who have become dependent on government largess. Permit me to set forth two examples that address those two points.” (02/09/24)