04/26/2011 Freedom Watch w/ Ron Paul, Nick Gillespie, Dick Armey, more

Here is the Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 edition of Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano. Ron Paul version 2012 joins The Judge for an excellent issues-focused interview.

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12 Comments

  1. Horace Said,

    April 27, 2011 @ 5:51 am

    No judge, millions of illegal aliens have committed document and identity fraud. They hid behind our laws and violate our generosity when given amnesty. Your defense of their so-called rights shows you ignorant and callous to the complaints of the citizens to have their constitutionally valid right to maintain sovereign borders. I'll give you a cholce, judge, keep violation of our borders a misdemeanor and deport illegal aliens without the benefit of the people of this country paying expensive lawyers to defend them, or make their act a felony, with mandatory imprisonment if found guilty, all with the benefit of burdensome legal advice courtesy of the people. These people have caused us billions to enforce our immigration laws, billions that wouldn't be spent if they didn't show contempt for our laws. They are deserving of our contempt themselves and deportation without due process that's killing our taxpayers money borrowed from the Chinese. Feel pity for them judge. For someone who objects to burdensome taxes, you sure can't recognize how these uninvited guests pose a burden to our educational system. They are among the 50 percent of workers who pay no federal income taxes, yet you would invite their continued presence. You're certainly not siding with the citizens with this one.

  2. Jeffersonianideal Said,

    April 28, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    So let me ask you this question: Let's assume for argument sake that everything you've written regarding illegal immigrants is accurate. If the people you are referring to came to this country only to work, if they paid their taxes, did not accept so called entitlement benefits and did not bog down an already overcrowded penal system, would you permit them to stay?

  3. ted Wa. Said,

    April 29, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    NO

  4. anon Said,

    April 30, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    The only real illegal "immigration" is trespassing on private property.

    Eliminate taxes, eliminate the welfare state, eliminate all the labor laws, and everyone will be much better off.

  5. Jeffersonianideal Said,

    May 3, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    I will wait for Horace's response since it was that person who wrote the original post. As for anon, please explain how someone who is in this country, paying rent or living with a friend or relative, working, paying taxes and accepting no public handouts is trespassing on private property. In order to have a crime, you must have a victim. Who would be the phantom victim in such a case? Here's a hint, it cannot be the state.

  6. Chicagoan123 Said,

    May 3, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Just saw your piece on Obama breaking the law when he had Osama bin Laden killed. I thought we had declared war on Al-Qaeda and terrorism. I also thought that “killing or capturing Osama bin Laden” was the stated intent of the US Military since we first went into Afghanistan nearly 10 years ago. I find it hard to believe that nobody seemed to mind that we openly stated and pursued an “illegal” act for nearly 10 years – until just now. Also, haven’t we been told that Al-Qaeda posed an imminent threat to the US at all times since 2001? Does the killing of their leader then not satisfy your requirement for self-defense?

    I’m just confused by your contradictory statements, and more than mildly offended by your suggestion that this administration has now set a precedent that allows them to “kill on a whim”. Year a 10 year military campaign sure seems like a whim in retrospect. George Bush’s whim.

  7. anon Said,

    May 4, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    jeffersonian, i believe you missed my point. I am trying to say that “illegal immigration” cannot be a crime precisely because there is no victim, and that the only “restrictions” to your inalienable right to movement is that you are not allowed on someone else’s (privately owned) property without his consent.

  8. anon Said,

    May 4, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    This might be a double post…sorry for that.

    No, Jeffersonian, you misinterpreted my point. I meant exactly what you say: that unless you are trespassing on an individual's privately-owned property, you are committing no crime.

  9. Jeffersonianideal Said,

    May 4, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    Thank you for the clarification. I completely understand the intent of your initial statement. We appear to be in sync.

  10. Jeffersonianideal Said,

    May 7, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Thanks for your clarification. We are in agreement.

  11. sovereignty Said,

    September 27, 2011 @ 12:47 am

    A few months late on the response, but I'd like to answer this one. This country is the most generous, forgiving, compassionate country upon the face of the Earth. We have always had open arms for the downtrodden. If those illegals already here signed legal documents that they would NOT get on any type of welfare for themselves or their anchor babies under any circumstance, paid their taxes, like Americans do, learn OUR language and use it, become a part of OUR culture, and in fact, become Americans at heart, then YES, I think the people of this country would accept them with open arms — IF THE BORDER IS COMPLETELY SEALED SO THAT NO MORE COME ACROSS AND NO MORE CHAIN MIGRATION. They have bled this country dry like hoard of fat tics. However, it was best said by Roosevelt in 1919 in my next post:

  12. sovereignty Said,

    September 27, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

    Theodore Roosevelt

    January 3, 1919

    'nuff said.