Defending Jacob Hornberger Against the Libertarian Party Chairman’s Insults

by | Jun 21, 2024

Jacob Hornberger has been a prolific and erudite communicator for liberty over the past few decades through his own written and oral communication and through the Future of Freedom Foundation of which he is the founder and president.

Nonetheless, Angela McArdle, the chairman of the United States Libertarian Party, proclaimed this month in an episode of the show Your Welcome with host Michael Malice that Hornberger is “a total psycho” who is “there behind the bars screaming.” She also, in the episode, called this hero for libertarianism an example of “peak autism and hypocrisy.”

Of course, people familiar with Hornberger would know to be very skeptical of these snide comments. But, other people may be inclined to believe this disparagement by the Libertarian Party chairman has merit.

Anyone who thinks McArdle is on to something in her insults directed at Hornberger would be well served by listening to the June 15 episode of economist Bob Murphy’s The Bob Murphy Show in which Murphy comprehensively demonstrates McArdle’s assertions regarding Hornberger lack foundation. Listen to this episode here.


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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