Freedom Watch Lineup for tomorrow 06/24/2009 (Show #20)

Another great lineup for Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch (Show #20) tomorrow. Check out the participants below.


  • Rep Ron Paul – Congressman, Freedom Lover
  • Gary Johnson – Former Gov. New Mexico
  • Wayne Allyn Root – 2008 Libertarian VP Candidate
  • Shelly Roche – In studio the entire hour – send your Tweets to @shellyroche

Tune in tomorrow at 2pm Eastern. Also, ‘Freedom Watch’ will re-air Saturday evening at 6pm EST on Fox News Talk Sirius channel 145, XM channel 168 and Keep on spreading the message!



  1. Mark Said,

    June 23, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

    Great lineup!! Sad to see Peter Schiff missing, but excited to see Gary Johnson will be there.

  2. Aaron Miller Said,

    June 24, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    In response to the show:

    Reagan didn't defeat the Soviets words alone. His public statements were important, as were those of Pope John Paul II to the Polish. But it was his defense build-up that helped most. Reagan recognized that the U.S.S.R. could only remain formidable in the Cold War as long as they could match our military potential, and that the Soviet economy could not keep pace with America's capitalism. The Soviet Union collapsed under the combination of economic pressure, military threats (such as in the Cuban Missile Crisis) and inspiring rebellion in Soviet states.

    Judge, I doubt there are greater foreign threats to America than Iran, except perhaps Russia. If Iran bombs Israel or Russia seizes more territory, nations worldwide will be at risk of war. Localized wars have a way of spilling over, and nations are more interconnected now than ever. Just because a war starts half a world away doesn't mean it's not our problem, even excluding moral obligations to neighbors and friends.

    Sorry, Shelley, but Iran's government is not worried about Twitter. In a country where women are raped and stoned by their own relatives and state textbooks promote genocide, do you really think they're concerned about foreign condemnations? And they have plenty of like-minded allies. Let's not forget that as many nations favor tyranny as condemn it.

    Polls don't mean much when they're separate. If you ask people separately how large the government should be, what taxes should be like, what services the government should provide and how, their responses to each of those questions will be vastly different than if all those questions were asked simultaneously. Political polls in general mean little because they rarely, if ever, complete the picture.

    Most Americans want less government, lower taxes, and more freedom… in theory. But most of those same Americans expect things such as Social Security, highways, social programs, education, and many other services from government. Don't mistake condemnation of increasing government power as support for freedom. Change of government must begin with a change in culture and expectations.

    Has Governor Johnson tried promoting ways to fund his state's highways with private funds? The way for states to avoid federal bribery is to find money and resources elsewhere.

    Yes, a third party can gain influence in Congress. But if the Libertarians share more goals with Republicans than Democrats (as seems to me), then the ultimate effect will be to empower Democrats as the more liberty-conscious vote is split between Libertarians and Republicans.

  3. CrB Said,

    June 24, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    Root needs to get the boot, that guy is sleazy.

  4. sbenard Said,

    June 24, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

    I've decided today to STOP watching Freedom Watch. This program should be called the Libertarian Chanel, not Freedom Watch. Your constant drumbeat of legalizing drugs and prostitution equate to moral anarchy! As a Constitutional Conservative, I usually vote for Constitution Party candidates and am registered with the Independent American Party. Throwing all caution to the wind by abandoning all public morals and virtue will only lead to even greater disorder and disolution of our civilization. I believe as did the Founding Fathers:
    "Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." –Samuel Adams

  5. Calgary Libertarian Said,

    June 24, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

    I don't believe the constitution out-laws personal drug use or any sex trade….. so why do you support government regulation of these activities?

  6. Calgary Libertarian Said,

    June 24, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

    I enjoy this show every week. The guests are always great and right on target. The judge does a good job moving the show across and letting people get there points out. I look forward to next week! I wish Sirius would play this live on fox news every week.

  7. ProMarijuana Said,

    June 25, 2009 @ 5:05 am

    You can't be for freedom and for putting people in jail for using Marijuana at the same time. The comment from sbenard reminded me of my problem with a lot of conservatives. As far as people like that are concerned, it's freedom for them, but not for people who do things they don't like.
    Oh no, we can't have people using Marijuana because they will laugh a little too much and that's not proper yah know.


    June 25, 2009 @ 5:28 am

    Freedom Watch was great as always, but WHERE IS PETER SCHIFF? Also, I would like to add that I was very happy to see Mike Shanklin from he did a great job. Oh, and as for sbenard, go watch Hannity's America and listen to Rush Limbaugh, I'm sure they talk about the loss of civil liberties on their propaganda stations :)


  9. Aaron Miller Said,

    June 25, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

    Far more Americans listen to and agree with Rush Limbaugh than listen to shows like Freedom Watch and agree with Libertarians. Limbaugh is one of the most important allies Libertarians have. Reject people like him and your cause is hopeless.

    The main difference between traditional conservatives like Rush and libertarians is expectations. Libertarians call for government shrinkage on a scale that has no historical precedent anywhere in the world (without violent revolution). Conservatives like Rush and myself want our government to return to its original boundaries as well, but we reject such ideal. The return to the Constitution must be gradual and begin with average citizens, not politicians. Our government is a reflection of our culture. Change it too much too quickly and we'll end up in another civil war, or like Russia with crime organizations picking up where the government left off. The government will attack its citizens before it gives up half its power.

    As for drugs, reasonable people will always disagree with each other over what leads to the sort of moral corruption our Founding Fathers knew would tear apart the nation. But just as difficult is recognizing which problems must be handled by government and which should be dealt with through social and economic sanctions. Sbenard is correct that many drugs are dangerous (heroine and LCD are far different from marijuana), but that doesn't mean government can or should provide the solutions.

  10. Patriot128 Said,

    June 29, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    I agree with much of what you say and I,too am an Independent, financial conserative. I am strongly a Ron Paul, Campaign for Liberty supporter as well. I just found Freedom Watch so I haven't been watching long enough to make any judgement. I can only say that I liked today's program and will watch again. Right now I found it interesting and valuable. Look forward to hearing any other insights you may have!

  11. Patriot128 Said,

    June 29, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

    Frankly, I find Rush Limbaugh obnoxious and very scarey. Toooo far right for my tastes.