12/02/2010 Freedom Watch w/ Ron Paul, Neil Boortz, Dom Giordano, more

Here is Freedom Watch from Thursday night. Ron Paul is back on the show.

httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=297822FD382610A1

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7 Comments

  1. langa Said,

    December 4, 2010 @ 6:10 am

    Boortz's "Fair Tax" is a scam. There are many reasons to oppose it, but the biggest one is simple: since it's "revenue neutral", it does absolutely nothing to reduce government spending, thus ignoring the root cause of all our economic problems. For a much more comprehensive look at the problems with the "Fair Tax" and the misleading claims made by its proponents, see this outstanding article by Laurence Vance of the Mises Institute: http://mises.org/daily/1975

  2. Jeffersonianideal Said,

    December 4, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    As a constitutionalist libertarian, I wouldn't go so far as to call the Fair Tax a scam, in fact, by its very structure it would allow for somewhat greater individual autonomy over one's income if adopted as Boortz proposes. You are correct however, in that it will do nothing to curb the government's veracious appetite for revenue dollars. Whenever the tax-feeders in Washington need more dough, they will simply increase the tax rate one percent at a time. It won't be long before 23% becomes 50%. When directly confronted with this observation by a radio listener, Boortz flippantly answered the astute caller with his robust proclamation that Americans will need to be vigilant in order to assure the Fair Tax stays fair. This hasn't happened in the near 100 year history of the progressive income tax so why should Americans believe it will happen overnight with the implementation of the Fair Tax? It won't, and that is why citizens are wiser adopting the words of Thomas Jefferson than the bait and switch tax tactics of Neal Boortz. As Jefferson wisely instructs: "In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."

  3. Jeffersonianideal Said,

    December 4, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    Whether a person is a republican, a democrat, a libertarian or apolitical, they should have a genuine and uncompromising interest in the truth.

    As totalitarian government officials routinely proclaim to a subservient citizenry whenever they wish to intrude on their privacy: “If you’ve done nothing wrong you should have nothing to hide.” Time for government to begin taking liberal doses of the same medicine they have long been prescribing to their constituents. Since they refuse to take this remedy willingly, Julian Assange and the collective perseverance of WikiLeaks will just have to force-feed it to them. In this most recent case, without the proverbial spoonful of sugar.

  4. J Hall Said,

    December 4, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    Elizabeth-as to the internet privacy issue,there is software available for free on reputable sites such as download.com,just go there and look up "CCleaner" or "Wipe",this software permanently deletes cookies and other junk data from your computer,and is very easy to use-in fact,if a child can use a computer,he or she should also be able to use this free software.
    Also,there are other freebies like Malewarebytes that gets rid of some of the nastier spyware and is a must have for any computer that is used on the internet.

    We don't need the government to have more control over the web,which is what it really wants-we just need more people to be technology savvy enough to be able to utilize simple tools,alot of them free,to protect themselves.

    As to whats going on in Philadelphia-The Judge is a very good host to allow the 'other side' to speak on his show,and it illuminates me greatly as to how much liberty these folks are willing to sacrifice to get a little safety.
    Besides the famous quote from Franklin,heres another one for the gentleman supporting the police abuse of power and the 4th Amendment-

    "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
    Thomas Jefferson

  5. J Hall Said,

    December 4, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    Oh,and Elizabeth-pedophiles don't use cookies to track your children,and the best way to protect them from that is for YOU to keep an eye on their online activity,government would be wholly ineffective at doing a better job of knowing your children's surfing habits then you-their parents.

  6. Rexi Said,

    December 5, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

    Very interesting interview about the searches taking place in Philadelphia. This highlights the fundamental disagreement between Libertarians and others. It can be traced back to the original debate between the Jeffersonians and the Hamiltonians. One group, the Jeffersonians, see the Constitution as a standard to which we must adhere. The other group sees the Constitution as a theoretical document, an ideal to which we should aspire but at times (and these times become all too frequent) can be bent. This was made clear when the Judge quoted Franklyn, and his guest stated something to the effect that Ben Franklyn didn't have to walk these streets.

    The sad truth is that most people are in the Hamiltonian camp. They use their own internal sense of right and wrong to guide them, and don't think that a standard is needed. I think the Jeffersonians may be fighting a losing battle. What those who chose to see the Constitution as a theoretical document fail to realize is that, Democracy without a Constitutional standard opens the way for a tyranny of the majority. Many of those flaunting the first amendment toward Wikileaks, are many of the same people that will quote the second amendment chapter and verse. What they fail to realize is that it is just a matter of time before their internal sense of right and wrong is the minority opinion.

  7. Henry Said,

    December 24, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

    langa: I read the article by Laurence Vance: http: Mise.org/daily/1975. Fair Tax is a scam. Boortz is a con-artist, racist and a liar. Some people think that Fair Tax will elimiate a lot of taxes. According to the Fair Tax Act-2005 and if Fair Tax is enacted, these are the taxes that would be eliminated: Federal income tax, payroll tax, corporate tax, capital gains tax, self-employment tax, gift tax and inheritance tax. Fair Tax will NOT eliminate gas tax (Fed. or state) Fair Tax will be added on, Fair Tax will NOT eliminate any state sales tax. It will be added on. Fair Tax will NOT eliminate any state income tax, still have to file before April 15th. No IRS? According to Fair Tax Act-2005: There shall be in the Department of the Treasury, A Sales Tax Bureau ( IRS under another name). Repeal of 16th ammendment: Separate act of Congress, requires 2/3 vote each House of Congress plus 3/4 rartification of the States. On Neal Boortz's book on the Fair Tax: I will not read any book written by a con-artist, a racist and a liar. Even Boortz admitted because of his radio show, "I lie through my teeth".