07/03/2010 Freedom Watch w/ Tom Woods, Geraldo Rivera, Gary Johnson, Bob Barr, more

The latest episode of Freedom Watch is now available on Youtube. Check out the playlist below. Happy Independence Day everyone!

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13 Comments

  1. Kevin Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    Libertarianism is a difficult area. People have the right to themselves, their own bodies, their own possessions, as long as it harms no one. That is where the rub is. Ultimately our rights come from Almighty God, our creator, and not from the government nor from ourselves, which raises the issue of harming ourselves and whether we belong to God. For example, women have the right to their own bodies — but not the right to the bodies of unborn children within them.

    There is also the important issue that whoever pays the costs associated with harm done to others or ourselves also have the right to forbid the actions that cause such harm. In our current "no fault" society, who pays the costs associated with physical, emotional, or psychological harm done to others or ourselves? If our Constitution were followed, and swift justice were dispensed against criminals, rather than having taxpayers (and society itself) pay the bills associated with this harm done to others (and even ourselves), what impact would that have upon our "freedoms?"

    Personal responsibility would allow greater liberties, but personal responsibility has been replace with societal responsibility.

  2. Stan Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    States should absolutely have the right to ignor unconstitutional laws or regulations. Just as Police and military personnel are expected to disobey or disregard illegal or unlawful orders. Just doing my duty or following orders, even if unlawful, is not a defense as the Nazis found out at the war crimes trials.

  3. AlexZC Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    That "political scientist" needs to look for another line of work.

    According to her, it's BUSINESSES that are to blame for our dismal economy!

    It can't be anything to do with American citizens being bled dry from our "government" spending TRILLIONS of dollars on two illegal wars, bankster bail-outs, and sending billions to other countries, right?

  4. 07/03/2010 Freedom Watch w/ Tom Woods, Geraldo Rivera, Gary Johnson, Bob Barr, more | Feed The Croc.com Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 5:35 am

    [...] Freedom Watch With The Judge [...]

  5. DPHeimbold Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    July 5th Show

    Judge,

    The Tea Party is a God thing!
    Judge, this is what you call a Revival,
    when a society 'turns around' (repentance),
    and goes back to Basic Principles ( Biblical, Common Law, Constitution),
    then GOD, seeing the people repent,
    pours out His Spirit (revival Spirit),
    and a Great awakening happens!
    We are now between the Revival and
    the Awakening!

    David Heimbold, Tea Party, St. Augustine, Florida

  6. mdfaraone Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

    Sorry Idiot,

    The TEA party is NOT a "god thing" and it's ultra right Christian fundies like yourself that give the lefties the ammo they need to discredit the movement.
    The TEA party is a LIMITED GOVT. , return to the Constitution, and sound fiscal policy thing ! Quit bringing religion into the equation, we had a religious nutbar in office for 8 yrs and look what that got us.

    signed, – A Patriotic ATHEIST

  7. Zack Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

    I have to agree with mdfaraone, religion has no place in politics. I bear no hostility towards anyone’s personal religion however, I do bear certain hostility towards those who seek to impose their beliefs and values upon me. This is America, not Israel… eeerrr Israhell… whichever it is… Bottom line is: Religion has no place in politics.

  8. Bob Robertson Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

    Zack, while I agree that religion and politics don’t make nice bedfellows.

    However, I know there are always going to be fundamentalist religious psychos, so the one thing I do not want is an institution of coercion that acts like a lightning rod, attracting those who want power over others.

    So long as the only power is persuasion, not coercion, religion doesn’t bother me because I can ignore it.

  9. HDThoreau Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

    As a Roman Catholic, I have to agree with mdgarone's atheist(against something that doesn't exist?- We'll talk about that logic later) observation. Keep government out of my religion. We are at the voting and contract stage now. When the bullets start flying, and there is no law but your ethics, then we can talk about that.

    The Tea Party is about following the supreme law of the land- the United States Constitution- and minimizing government. And this isn't an optional nice to have. This is a requirement, or many people will die. Really. Because it is defacto anarchy at the Federal level- right now.

    Thus far, for the past 100 years, we have failed to minimize government. And we're reaching THE breaking point. Very soon we will collapse on Federal debt. And then the knives come out.

    There is no need to include Judeo-Christian ethics at this point. It's not the place for that.

    The Tea Party and the issues it faces at this time are much simpler than that.

    A man's word is his bond. A contract is his word and obligation. The government is no longer adhering to the contract that allows it to exist.

    That means they either need to be replaced peacefully or be permanently put down. That's it.

  10. Libertarian Said,

    July 8, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

    Please get a different commentator than the blond bimbo. She doesn't have a clue and her arguments are idiotic. I would like to hear you stomp the life out of the arguments of some one who's IQ is above freezing point.

  11. Cojack Said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    Geraldo a Libertarian?? That's a good one!!

  12. defender of liberty Said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    rivera is another anti anti communist. They are against those who are against communism. "States cannot nullify". What an elitist. Do as I say not as I do. Typical.

    Judge, why do you have those on your show who half talk good about freedom but, in the end denounce it like rivera? These people work to undercut freedom.
    It is better to have an unabashed socialist/communist on like frank rather than those that speak with a forked tongue.

  13. ◄Dave► Said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    Judge,

    Thank you for this website; I cannot get Fox business channel in my locale. I have now watched all of your archived shows and you have dethroned Beck as my favorite male Fox personality (sorry – it is not your fault that you do not have all of Megan Kelly's assets). ;)

    Your impressive guest rosters contain just the sort whose views I want to hear and/or answer the important libertarian oriented questions you pose. I like the fast pace and the way you cut off filibusterers with a new question like a SCOTUS justice; but most endearing is the way you are willing to take on the social conservatives. Many are Constitutionally challenged and just itching to get hold of the levers of coercive government to regulate the moral behavior of sovereign individuals, which is just as unconstitutional as the Progressives trying to regulate our economic or social behavior. Having their hypocrisy illustrated by someone of your stature at Fox, just has to be educating some of those who don't understand our constitutional Republic, and lament judicial rulings of unconstitutionality as "thwarting the will of the majority." Please keep up the good work, and hold ALL PC altruists feet to the fire, whether the "Politically Correct" Left or the "Piously Correct" Right.

    A couple of quibbles: Keep your panels small. Too many guests in a segment prevents any of them from fully developing their points. And, please don't succumb to the Fox producers' tendency to implement their "Fair & Balanced" mantra to a fault, by insisting on booking a Progressive spin-meister to counterbalance a worthy conservative or libertarian guest, when a Progressive principal won't take the hot seat. I suspect your viewers would much prefer the time be given to a credible guest with something interesting to contribute, rather than having to listen to a knee-jerk defense of the status quo. E.g., this week I would have liked to hear more of what John Bolton had to contribute and a whole lot less of Nancy Skinner's predictable sputtering. :)

    Finally, tell Ailes I suggest he swap you with Hannity. Cavuto shouldn't mind the star power and if you had a nightly show in prime-time of the caliber of these initial ones, you might beat Beck at the prize of unseating O'Reilly from his lofty perch (Beck would already be #1 if he were in prime-time, and I find Hannity downright insufferable without Colmes as a foil.). O'Reilly thinks he is a tough interviewer; but he can't hold a candle to your real "NO spin zone." o.0 At the very least, tell Roger to give you a couple of the weekend rerun slots on Fox News, so those of us who do not get the business channel are not deprived of must-see Liberty TV! ◄Dave►