1/21/2011 Freedom Watch w/ Ernest Istook, Chris Smith, Jerry Bowyer, Peter Schiff, Stuart Varney, more

Here is the Friday, January 21st, 2011 edition of Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano.

httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CF427791F0B6FE16

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17 Comments

  1. Joel Said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 2:38 am

    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 to 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 shown 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.

  2. Karl Said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Judge,

    The bloom is off the rose. It has now become apparent that your “Freedom Watch” program is like all other Fox programming, intended to maintain the status quo, so that 1% of the population can possess 43% of the nation's wealth. The only difference is that you use libertarian arguments to that end while most other Fox programming takes the Neoconservative approach.

    Four examples from Friday's show.

    1. You agreed with Peter Schiff's statement that, “everyone benefits from free trade”. Tell that to the 10s of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs as a result of 40,000 U.S. factories closing and moving across the border or overseas since the year 2000.
    2. You made the false claim that tariffs caused the Great Depression. Of course, Smoot-Hawley did not even become law until 6 months after the 29 market crash. Tariffs contributed to the problem, but the root cause was liquidity, first too much, and then too little. And, of course, FDR did much to make thinks worse. You insult your audience with those kinds of comments. You must think you we do not also read history books.
    (Continued next post)

  3. Karl Said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    (Continued from last post)
    3. In support of your open borders philosophy, you made the tortured libertarian argument that the government should have no right to tell you who you can invite into your house, regardless of what country they come from. Thus, by extension, the government should not raid businesses employing illegal aliens to verify their status. Once again, defending the wealthy, who's greatest fear is that someday, the illegals will be forced to leave, and the rich will have to pay $100/hour to get their pools cleaned.
    4 ou passively agreed with Varney's immoral proposition that States be permitted to go bankrupt in order to absolve themselves of their financial obligations. Another example of the class warfare waged by the rich for decades now, against the middle class.

    I had high hopes for you and your program. Now I have no interest in watching you in the future, no matter how many times you have Ron Paul on.

  4. fausty Said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    Regarding parents having to get police-checked for the 'privilege' of attending their children's schools, we have the same thing here in the UK.

    It's called the Vetting and Barring scheme. The Conservative Party promised to get rid of it during the election campaign last year, but guess what? Home Sec Theresa May is only "thinking about" 'improving' it.

    What's the bet that this is a scheme dreamed up by the UN. Many of the draconian laws and regulations in the West originate from the UN. I wouldn't be surprised, therefore, to find that something similar is in existence or in the pipeline in Australia and New Zealand.

    Can Freedom Watch please look into this?

  5. langa Said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    If you're looking for something to blame for businesses leaving the U.S., try the burdensome web of taxation and regulation that has been promulgated by the government. And as for your claim that free trade makes things worse, first of all, we have never had truly free trade in this country, especially during the time period you mention. And second, raising your beloved tariffs would simply cause prices to rise, making it even harder for the average family to put food on the table. Get a clue.

  6. langa Said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    There is no such thing as an "illegal", as the government has no legitimate authority to make a crime out of being alive. Judging people by where they happened to be born is no different than judging them by the color of their skin. Oh, and $100/hour for a pool cleaner? You really think that's what would happen if all the "illegals" suddenly disappeared? If so, you should really try learning at least the basics of economics. I suggest "Economics in One Lesson" by Henry Hazlitt (Google it).

  7. langa Said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    The blame for companies leaving the U.S. should go not to free trade (which we have never even had in this country, particularly in the time period that you mention), but rather to the complex maze of taxes and regulations foisted on them by the government. As for raising tariffs, that would simply raise prices here in America, making it even harder for the average family to put food on the table. Is that what you want?

  8. langa Said,

    January 23, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Sorry for the double post.

  9. Kevin Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Pathetic attempt. I'm guessing your last name is Marx?

  10. David Said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 6:09 am

    What happened to the Video's ??

  11. Bob_Robertson Said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    Fox News told Patriotsnetwork to take them all down, or he'd be banned from YouTube for copyright violation.:@

  12. SOL Doug Said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Apparently, the person who was graciously uploading Freedom Watch videos to YouTube was threatened by Fox and/or YouTube. He wrote the following on his channel page:

    " Fox just hit me with a penalty,I had to remove a lot of videos.I don't think I have long here… "

    and

    " My youtube page was going to get deleted right away if I didn't remove all of the Fox News videos"

    It's pretty crappy of Fox to restrict viewership of the best ever TV program on current affairs. You'd think they'd want as many people as possible to see it so they'd demand their cable companies include Fox Business in one of their more inexpensive packages. Hopefully, some other brave soul(s) will step up to the plate and upload the Judge's show to YouTube. Otherwise, a great many of us will be SOL. Hell, I'd even be willing to pay Fox a few bucks a month just to be able to watch the program (in its entirety) on their stupid website.

  13. Jane Said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Am I to understand that I will no longer be able to watch Freedom Watch on this website? For whatever reason, I have never been able to access it through Fox nor You Tube (not that I want to deal with Google's entity anyway). Can't somebody appeal to The Judge direct (he's Fox's legal adviser) to talk some sense into somebody's noggin. The loss of this program from the 'Net will be a huge loss to a lot of viewers who depend on it for staying updated on the news, absurdities of law and politics. Is this decision to strongarm extraneous websites from running Freedom Watch anything to do with that Double-Speak misnomer called "Net Neutrality"?

  14. Jane Said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    On second thought, I get it. Maybe this decision didn't come from Fox News but rather from pressure emanating from Senator Jay Rockefeller and people of his ilk who were complaining that the alternate news broadcasts were interfering with the messages being put out by the Marxist mainstream media. And Google is tied in closely with these types and will do the United Nations' bidding when, if not stopped in its tracks, that organization of despot dictators takes over the lucrative Internet. (Google and the UN have already combined forces to provide support for a George Clooney-funded electro-project for Sudan.)

    As I wrote in Big Brother Is Eyeing Complete Take-Over Of The Internet
    http://christopherdiarmani.com/834/big-brother-is

    "Jay Rockefeller, a Senator of West Virginia, Democrat, of course, has the chutzpah to specifically target Fox News and MSNBC for banishment from the Internet on the basis right-wing alternative news networks are becoming too popular and are posing a competitive threat to the Marxist mainstream media and left-wing opinions."

    In another article I wrote for the Whitehorse Star UN is Looking to Take Over the Internet, I further suggested that if Jay Rockefeller is a proponent of prohibition for some but not all he could tell it to the ghost of your elitist great granddaddy, Johnny D., who proclaimed he didn’t want a nation of thinkers but a nation of workers.

    It is going to become norm for the Internet to be subjected to more and more of this high-handed authority from the elitists unless the rest of us decide to go into a "nuclear" attack mode.

  15. frank Said,

    January 27, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    So this show is going down the memory hole. Judge the Jews in power don't want your message getting out to the masses. Wake up America your nation has been taken over by Zionist Jews who hate Americans and are bound to another nation IE Israel. The Talmud is the reason for the Jewish problem in the world.

  16. Carole R. Cohen Feltus Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    Dear Judge Napolitano, I am awed at your brilliant help and unyielding courage on Freedom Watch. For decades, we have watched our freedoms and abilities to function in this country financially raped, strangulated and systematically destroyed. Of course monies for social security, disability and withholding was forcibly taken from our every pay check. It doesn’t take a mega genius psychiatrist to figure out that the FED was invented and designed to destroy every infrastructure in the US. Our gold was stolen, trillions stolen from Federal Trust Funds, wars to kill and cripple as many of our soldiers and foreigners as possible. The whole world thinks we and they need Democracy in order to live free. Never stop telling the world that it is a Constitutional, Bill of rights, capitalistic, sovereign REPUBLIC that allows us to live FREE. Imagine the LOADED Elite bank accounts and STUFFED wallets. Trillions $$ to foreign leaders who used our money to become BILLIONARES to build and purchase weapons for war and a larger military.Pretending to be on good terms with us as long as they get our money, while they keep their people poor and abused. With a mountain of Federal laws, fines, imprisonments, violations of our homes and human rights, we are abused too. If they know exactly and perfectly what to do that is wrong and destructive, that is solid proof that they know exactly and perfectly what to do that is right and constructive. Inside America, our enemies reside. We are in an internal war. We must not dare to fail to regain our Constitutional REPUBLIC back. We cannot support, protect and police the entire world. Close at least two thirds of our military bases. Stop the wars and bring our troops home to protect us HERE. This should cut our spending by trillions. End the FED. Abolish the patriot act and that obaminable health care. The entire world is rising up against tyrany. No one has a right to own and dominate the world. Those who perform deeds that are beyond the scope of evil, devoid of conscience that has no sole, do not possess the elements of character that meet the criteria of being human beings. They don’t deserve to live on this miracle planet. From New Jersey! Defending FREEDOM!! Standing with you as your greatfull friend. I remain with prayerful moral honor. Thank GOD for those who are battling through this with us. Thank you Dear Sir so very much. Carole R. Cohen Feltus.

  17. Joe Peeler Said,

    April 21, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    We don't have free trade. We have managed trade. NAFTA is 20,000 freakin' pages long. It is full of corporatist measures. A real free trade agreement is a few pages long at most. Don't fall for the nonsense that we have free trade. They sold it as free trade because it sounded better than managed trade or corporate protections.