12/21/2010 Freedom Watch w/ Ron Paul, Tom Woods, Jim Rogers, Lew Rockwell, Steve Horwitz, more

Judge Napolitano, with the help of Ron Paul, takes on the Federal Reserve in this edition of Freedom Watch.




  1. Jean Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 2:44 am

    Judge, I don't know what to say. First, the show on libertarianism, next, who owns one's body, and now the Fed. Judge, you are doing yeomans work, and I for one appreicate your actions. In this time of year where we exchange gifts, and love to share these precious moments with our families, you, sir are giving the greatest gift to all of us. FREEDOM!!
    As far as the program, loved it when EMac, and Lew Rockwell, ate Prof. Heldman for lunch. I thought this was probably the best Freedom Fighter portion since the program went weekly. The leftist guests don't really stand a chance on this show. Really don't know why they come on. Merry Christmas to you all!!!

  2. Jack Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    Stellar episode, though I always feel a bit bad for the token "left" liberal. She's always getting cut off (not helped with the signal delay), and since she's the lone dissenter, it seems like she's getting ganged up on.

  3. Rod Peet, Jr. Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 10:00 am

    Heldman is smart but mindless. An empty vessel that has been filled with socialist drivel. All she can do is vomit it back out. Keep her and her ilk ON the show. The best way to teach is to compare and contrast and for that you need to keep the opposition visible, showing themselves as the statists they are.

    2012? Paul/Napolitano!

  4. Tim Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    Judge, I love your books and love your show. Keep up the good fight!

  5. mpath Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

    Well, if there was anything that I would love to see on the show, it would be a debate about this trying to be made law. What country do we live in is the question that goes through my mind when I read stuff like this?

  6. Kevin Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    Another outstanding show. Thanks Judge.

  7. Frmkt Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

    Judge: most Americans do not understand liberty and the threat thereof but most people claim to keep " their minds on their mone & their money on their minds." Therefore, please continue exposing The Fed, the crony capitalism between corporations and corrupt politicians which continues to erode our freedoms on a daily basis.

    Exposing and discussing failied U.S. Monetary Policy implemented by a private bank, The Fed that exists for the banks, by the banks and of the banks, will ultimately put an end to this parasitical institution upon what is supposed to be our free market capitalist system.

    Ron Paul is our country's most under appreciated and most valuable asset. Lets continue to support his efforts to reign in and possible end this beast deceptively named The Federal Reserve Bank. When it comes to money, everyone will listen so don't let up. Many of us followed the program during its internet phase and we are so happy and proud that Libertarians and adherents of the Austrian School finally have a voice that needs to be heard! Thank you Judge, Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell et al for being our VOICE!

  8. Kris Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

    Awesome episode. The Judge is fearless.

  9. Titus Pullo Said,

    December 22, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

    Wow a shot out of the ball park. Ron Paul was clear and concise (sometimes he does go into more detail than show hosts allow and they cut him off ). Tom Woods was devestating…

    The Judge should challenge helo Ben to come on and debate why we need a Federal Reserve. If he is truly a public servant..he would come on..

    I ran into my real estate agent at the supermarket the other day and she was quoting Thomas Jefferson on central banks..and this from someone who makes their living selling houses…wow..

    Except for the "traders" on all the business shows screaming that the stock market is always going up and the public elites..America is turning against the statists and central planners..

  10. Jeffersonianideal Said,

    December 23, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    Just when you thought it was safe to return to viewing Freedom Watch, (following the sensation episode featuring the trio from Reason magazine) the Judge brings Caroline Heldman back for another one of her famous dissertations in futility. Whatever wisdom this woman possesses is confined to the conventional kind. It is difficult to imagine considering today's economic turmoil, why economic professors like her haven't gone the way of the dodo bird. I am especially concerned for her students as well as for the type of economic climate they may influence when they get out in the real world.

  11. Frmkt Said,

    December 23, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

    Judge: next up – Fractional Reserve Banking. That'll blow many minds while illustrating the "create money out of thin air" phrase.

  12. Joel Said,

    December 24, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

  13. Hudson Said,

    December 25, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    God Bless you Judge.

    Press on, Press on!

  14. Kumbaresu Chichibaba Said,

    December 25, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business.
    When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy – the author of Profiles in Courage -signed this Order, it returned to the federal government, specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and issue currency -money – without going through the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank. President Kennedy's Executive Order 11110
    gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: "to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury." This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury's vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there. As a result, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations. $10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated. It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.

    President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and the United States Notes he had issued were immediately taken out of circulation.

    The establishment behind the Fed is extremely powerful and will use whatever means necessary to get rid of Ron Paul and his disciples once he becomes a direct threat to them. Also Greenspans and Bernankes already enriched their handlers to such an astronomic level that they probably will sacrifice the Fed eventually and make a few trillion dollars more in the process. They represent the same den of vipers Andrew Jackson was talking about. Only a genius can rout them out.

    Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.

    The Second Bank of the United States was authorized for a twenty year period during James Madison's tenure in 1816. As President, Jackson worked to rescind the bank's federal charter. In Jackson's veto message (written by George Bancroft), the bank needed to be abolished because:
    It concentrated the nation's financial strength in a single institution.
    It exposed the government to control by foreign interests.
    It served mainly to make the rich richer.
    It exercised too much control over members of Congress.
    It favored northeastern states over southern and western states.
    Banks are controlled by a few select families.
    Banks have a long history of instigating wars between nations, forcing them to borrow funding to pay for them.

  15. Ronnie Said,

    December 26, 2010 @ 11:15 pm


    WOW !!!!!! What a show!!! THE BEST!

    We are praying for you and Ron Paul and your families.

    I ask all to pray for their safety as we will not defeat evil without the aid of God.

  16. Jim Said,

    December 28, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    Judge, I watch your show every day via the internet but your last posted archive was seven days ago on the 21st. What Happened?

  17. liberty_4_us Said,

    December 29, 2010 @ 12:48 am

    Yea, no new episodes here either: http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/freedom-watch/i

  18. Andy Said,

    December 29, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    Epic show, Judge! Paul, Woods Jr. and Judge Nap FTW! Keep up the great work. I know bringing the light of liberty to the world is a tough job, but I imagine quite gratifying. This was one of your best shows yet. I’ve been watching for a while, but this show was so damn good, I had to comment. Thanks.

  19. Carla Said,

    December 29, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    The only thing I've learned from Caroline Helpman is that I don't want my kids going to Occidental College. What an idiot…

  20. Matt Said,

    December 30, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

    Why the long hiatus. I need my Freedom Watch. A week vacation is way too long. I would like to see Lew Rockwell host for the week.

  21. CTLovesNathanHale Said,

    December 31, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

    Buy and hold physical SILVER, and CRUSH the banksters!!! Every little bit helps. Thought you were powerless against these creeps? Think again: anyone who has $4 can buy a silver dime and help out. This is like the reverse of a bond drive to prop up the government. We are fighting an occupying force and have to destroy the bankster "governance"! every time you buy silver or gold and get out of paper, you are saving your family and your country and punishing the crooks.

  22. hungry4food Said,

    January 1, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    Listen to this ,

    Greenspan says FED Anserws to no one , they can do whatever they want , so why say he couldn't raise interest rates to stop the Bad Lending practices ??? watch this and your blood will boil ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol3mEe8TH7w&fe

    Greenspan is talking out of both sides of his mouth about the Control of Interest rates in this video , first he said they could not do anything about the Interest rate decline that led to the Over exuberance in Home Lending , then in the next Breath he says the Federal Reserve answers to NO government agency , and is able to do whatever they want , so if thats the case and NO GOVERNMENT POPULOUS interference is involved in the policy of making loans and setting Interest rates to effect the Solvency of the US dollar markets , then why didn't they raise the rates on Interest to keep from Over leveraging the Home Mortgage markets ?? The Federal Reserve could have increased rates on the bond markets and this would have forced Fanny and Freddy to do one of 2 things either maintain their Independence and raise their rates with the Fed , or show that they really were a ploy for the Congress to feed their Populous politics policy that Over lent to the Community Reinvestment Act , and this is why we saw the collapse of Fanny and FREDDY , its time we the people stood up and demanded this be exposed for what it is , it looks like from the double talk here in this video that the FEDERAL RESERVE took down the Mortgage INDUSTRY , is responsible for all the states now not being able to meet even have of their budget and pension obligations , all from the depression in Real estate prices that these State Budgets and pensions Plans were structured around .

    This Proves the FEDERAL RESERVE is not Operating in the best Interests of the USA , its Citizens , or as Custodian of the Solvency of our US DOLLAR , and its time to End the FED , they are Obsolete . We the People can do Better , we the People can be more solvent with our Monetary Policy , because after all we the people are the ones getting stuck with this Debt this Federal Reserve is claiming they are Without Obligations to anyone public or private . This is an OUTRAGE !!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Ideology that makes up the advisory list in the Whitehouse is clear with an Agenda , Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/us/politics/26d
    ….and is so connected too the FEDERAL RESERVE !!!! The Double Talking that Greenspan did in the Video above link you tube is Proof They have Control of the Money by having the Federal Reserve Independent from the Congress that way We the People can't Interfere with their Agenda to devalue and collapse the economy to then control economic production of supply of resources the way we create our quality of life through an abundance of supply that keeps costs low . The Earth First GREEN Marxists have evolved into the bankers , and encompass our Congress too , so if we the people do not realize this soon and demand to abolish the FEDERAL RESERVE and take back control of the MONEY/MONETARY POLICY so we can be the deciding majority of what we the people do with our money creation we are going to be merged into the New World Order by default . http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=85442 , here is Kissinger , the architect of this NSSM200 study, http://www.population-security.org/11-CH3.html , http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va… that has been planning this for 40 years man , do you think they are going to turn back now after all this time and planning , they think they are carrying out Gods will man , but here he is saying Obama is ready for New World Order http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GThfWVCfjVo&fe… Tell Me they are Not bring about the transformation Obama talked about in the Campaign by Controlling the MONEY , through the Monetary Policy with the Federal Reserve ????

  23. hungry4food Said,

    January 1, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    Heres a List of Quotes by the Population control expert thats still actively advising Governments and our current President ; http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Henry_Kissinger , Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world. "Wherever a lessening of population pressures through reduced birth rates can increase the prospects for such stability, population policy becomes relevant to resource supplies and to the economic interests of the United States."

    But before we swallow the little red pill thats prescribed by the Medicare Panel maybe we should debate the truth about fertility in the world, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-worl… , what countries are REALLY Needing a reality Check about population sustainability before we forfeit our right to FREEDOM of Choice , FREEDOM period , just because of the Agenda that seems to be lacking in evidence that America is over populating the world !!!! From my view of this chart it seems if you extract Illegal Immigration the USA is a sustainable Population and in fact going negative in the near future with the baby-boomer era coming on . So who is B.Sing Who here and Why , when America is already a working Model for sustainable growth , all we need is some hope for risk takers and a recapitalization of the funding of a Renewable set of resources ???

    None of this makes any Financial sense at all !!!! Unless you factor into the scheme the idea that if this is a strategic financial collapse of the US dollar as world trade currency , it then becomes clear as to why all the debt build up over the years of bad monetary policy means to the state of our union and the threat a collapse means to the idea of a nations sovereignty being maintained , http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va… , and this Trade Policy which did not enforce free floating currency laws with Asia , as is taked about in these next 2 links which would add to the creation of debt leverage on the Dollar , and when this was warned by Independent think tanks that this was to be what would happen , http://ning.it/cNJn9O , And http://ning.it/bTIt9f .
    It has also taken Mexico’s Jobs away over the years too. Europe’s Jobs too. This is all because of a Simple Currency manipulation that does nothing to promote quality in our products.
    Remember what Ross Perot said , we would Hear a Giant Sucking Sound with this Trade Policy , he was right . http://www.thenation.com/article/new-giant-suckin… .

  24. HDThoreau Said,

    January 1, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    Great show. Although I wish the liberal/socialist was smarter, and could follow her doctrine to the logical conclusion of communism via dictatorship.

    She can't seem to see one step beyond her idea of a fictional utopia. It's like watching a the impulse control of a 5 year old rule an adults mind. I physically cringe.

    Other than that, great show. To the token liberal, I wish you would get to the point. You are either evil or stupid. If you can't be honest, I know which you are. Evil understands what it's doing.

  25. alexander Maio Said,

    January 30, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    Wonderful program, since we are losing our freedom by the day the courts should order all citizens to listen to you and your guest every day and you should be ordered to be on 4 times each day by order of the real American courts , that is if any dare stand up for their country.Like fascism the italian people thought it was suddenly their GOVT. Not true it took time for them to sneak in to office just like socialsim is sneaking in to our American government. Let us say right before our eyes.