How I Came to Investigate the Ian Freeman Case

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“A while back I had learned that a federal jury had convicted Freeman of fraud. Those two factors — a jury trial and a fraud conviction — caused me to not delve into the case to see what it was all about. That’s because libertarians do not countenance the initiation of force or fraud against others. Moreover, it was a jury, rather than a judge, that had found Freeman guilty, which made the conviction more credible. Last month, I was giving a talk at PorcFest, the annual libertarian festival that the Free State Project holds in Lancaster, New Hampshire. I heard a speaker make reference to the Ian Freeman case. I turned to a friend of mine — Jim — and asked him, ‘Do you know what Ian supposedly did to defraud people.’ He responded that Ian had not defrauded anyone.” (07/09/24)