Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Napolitano’

WTO? – Where’s The Outrage

October 10, 2013
Protest in Hong-Kong against WTO on december 2005

Protest in Hong-Kong against WTO on december 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/10/brian-wilson/wto/

The need for “verbal economy” when texting and Tweeting have added instantly recognizable acronyms to our lexicons: TTFN, OMG and the ever popular WTF. While Contagious Apathy might slow things down, with your help “WTO” could quickly “go viral”!

WTO = Where’s The Outrage?

That question – along with appropriate head-scratching – has pundits stumped. The MSM Blow-Dried Set have appeared cautiously optimistic “ordinary citizens” Joe and Jane Sixpack, are not “mad as hell” at all; reports of pretty much non-existent. Even beat reporters are hesitant to report.

WTO?

It’s not as if there isn’t a plethora of provocation:

Park Rangers ordered to “make life difficult for people” WTO?

Military base commissaries, independently operated, no government money – closed. WTO?

Privately owned businesses? Closed and forcibly closed. WTO?

National parks and monumentsclosed. WTO?

Vets blocked and removed from the Vietnam War Memorial Wall WTO?

WWII Vets stormed the Barrycades in their wheelchairs. Now there was some Outrage!

Close the ocean? Worth a try… WTO?

“For the children” Not so much. Amber Alert website – closed. Questionably beneficial Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move”? Open! WTO?

The list goes on ad nauseam. The transparent hypocrisy and vindictiveness of President Stompy Foot is on display for everyone across the country and around the world – but the Chinese, Japanese and French seem more concerned than Joe and Jane. Of course, our creditors have a serious stake in the up- coming “debt ceiling” debate and they wouldn’t want some trifling distractions like these to prioritize the Government’s attention away from their priorities – like getting paid.

So the travesties continue apace. Citizens are dissed. Businesses are harpooned. The Constitution, a mere tourist attraction. Oh wait! Sorry – that display is closed, just as the limits it once placed on Government are ignored.

WTO?

During my weekly conversation, “Judging Freedom” with FOX Senior Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, he said the absence of public outrage is how and why this administration does – and gets away with – what it does.

Who Would Trust Them After This?

June 14, 2013
Andrew Napolitano

Andrew Napolitano (Photo credit: ronpaulrevolt2008)

Judge Andrew Napolitano says it well…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRHRc2Nd0Co&feature=youtube_gdata

Who Would Trust Them After This?… “Judge Andrew Napolitano called the situation “a fishing expedition on the grandest scale we’ve ever seen in American history.”  The government is looking for a select group of people, and instead of obeying the Constitution and simply getting a search warrant for their phones, the judge says, “They got a search warrant for a 113 million phones!”” | Tenth Amendment Center Blog

Slavery or Freedom by Scott Lazarowitz

June 3, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/lazarowitz/lazarowitz73.1.html

A great summary of the difference between slavery and freedom, what they are, and how governments fit into the definitions…

Trutherator’s Weekly Watch

January 13, 2013

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GUN-BANNING JOURNALISTS REFUSE FREE YARD SIGNS THAT SAY “GUN-FREE ZONE
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James O’Keefe of Project Veritas is finding that journalists who advocate gun-free zones are refusing free signs that declare their homes “gun-free”.
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/journalists-reject-personal-gun-free-zone-signs/

Many of the advocates of refusing to allow citizens to decide how to exercise their right to self-defense, and refusing to let them acquire the appropriate tools for the intent of the Second Amendment, which is to defend their families and our rights against tyranny, whether it come from foreign invasion or oppression from their own government.

Presidential candidate of the Constitution Party declares his line in the sand. As I’ve been sharing privately with others, at some point in the campaign to disarm Americans, a line will be crossed. There are great numbers of people declaring publicly and loudly telling them that they will not just give up their means of self-defense.

He reminds us that the spark for the American Revolution was the Brits’ attempts to confiscate their weapons.

Propaganda Media (my nickname for the semi-official media that act as government organs) has tried to pretend it’s about hunting and sport shooting, for the benefit of those who simply believe as they’re told and repeat what they’re told, but let us be very clear, it should be repeated in every discussion on the issue: There are reasons the natural right to the tools of self-defense should not be infringed that have to do with protection from assault, battery and robbery, but the number one reason for it, the number one reason the American revolutionaries put it into the Bill of Rights, was to make sure that the citizenry had the means to fight back against both foreign invasion and tyranny.

They did not even trust their own government, they especially did not trust any Army, and that’s why they put into law the principle of Posse Comitatus. They made a civilian and elected official the Commander-in-Chief, but they did not trust their own commanders-in-chief as a formal principle.

Even the very strong federalist James Madison, who favored a strong national government, proclaimed to the Constitutional Assembly that a “standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty”, because they have always been the instruments of tyranny.

The American military, in my opinion, except for the very highest levels at the Joint Chiefs probably, is a possible exception to this, but it remains to be seen if their loyalty to the Constitution is tested when confronted with action inside the borders.

But the federal government has a great number of armed federal agents at its disposal, and in a few instances they have proven to be aggressive in carrying out illegal (unconstitutional) directives, as in Waco, Ruby Ridge, and the ATF hustling guns to the most violent Mexican drug cartels. Like Judge Andrew Napolitano says in the title of his book, “It’s dangerous to be right when the government is wrong”.

Pat Buchanan warned that there would be a revolution if the government tried to confiscate all arms, in response to a question as to whether it would be good to banish the Second Amendment.

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TEACHER ORDERED TO REMOVE HER CHRISTIANITY FROM HER WORK AREA
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A teacher is suing because she was ordered to get rid of all things from her area that had Christian connotation:
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130110/CITYANDREGION/130119944/1002

Turns out the “Freedom From Religion Foundation” protested her Christian articles. But declare this throughout the land: the First Amendment has no such thing. Both clauses of the part of the First Amendment that address religion, rather obviously are to recognition that there is a Freedom FOR religion, not “from” it.

Reminds me of someone who once said that his right not to listen trumps my right to free speech. I retorted very strongly that it does NOT because any such (non-existent) “right not to listen” would mean censorship.

Remember one high school was told to ban the opening prayer at football games, so at the next game, the kids in the stands spontaneously shouted the Lord’s Prayer.

So, now, after decades of speaking down at Americans, and losing its audience, Time Inc. will lay off about 700 staffers.

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UNION BOSSES QUALIFY FOR OBAMA’S RICH MAN TAXES
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Their big salaries and expense accounts give new meaning to the Beatles’ song title, “A working man’s hero is something to be”.

Except not all the world’s workers want to go along with the Marxist anti-capitalist program. The “workers of the world” in Venezuela united alright, against Marxist dictator Hugo Chavez, and did a general strike, and marched against them on the day that Chavez operatives shot dead at least a dozen people and then his government refused to prosecute anybody.

The workers in America have refused to become Communist, although it looks like a small percentage already unionized are getting radicalized

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EVEN SOME STATE OFFICIALS TALKING CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE OVER OBAMACARE
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http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/cuccinelli-talks-civil-disobedience-over-obamacare/?cat_orig=politics

One state attorney general says he’ll understand it, and there is another state that may pass legislation (or already did) that orders the arrest with penalties of any federal agent attempting to enforce Obamacare.

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RUSSIA RISES AGAIN
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http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/russia-confronting-obstacles-to-eurasian-union/

Apparently Vladimir Putin is not only reasserting central command-and-control government within the Russian borders, he is also moving to leverage Russia’s natural gas deliveries and the legacy of the Soviet-era transportation infrastructure to regain dominance over the former Soviet republics.

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BE PREPARED
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Remember that the biggest natural disasters and biggest political and social problems are exponentially magnified in urban areas, in the cities. Gerald Celente of Trends Research, who has made a lot of predictions that proved accurate, when pushed in interviews on the financial channels to recommend an investment, refuses to respond with anything other than farmland. That’s right, farmland.

But there is another more important preparation to make, and that is spiritual. The age-old question has been used as a cliché but it has its base in truth: “Are you prepared to meet your Maker?”

Judge Napolitano Warns That Drug Contamination Will Happen Again If the Government Continues to Regulate | Fox News Insider

October 28, 2012
Andrew Napolitano & Tom Woods

Andrew Napolitano & Tom Woods (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

 

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/10/09/meningitis-steroid-shot-contamination-outbreak-judge-napolitano-government-regulation/

 

He surmised, “The government is incapable of doing what it has charged itself with the responsibility of doing because it has no competition and there are no consequences when it fails.” As a result, Judge Napolitano forewarned, this will happen again.

What’s the alternative? Judge Napolitano said that since states can’t be sued if people are harmed, insurance companies should be in charge of regulating because they would be held accountable.

 

Massachusetts is probably the most regulated in your face state in the country. Their inspectors are empowered by the state to stay all day at any facility they choose, and they have a lot of them.

 

Look at how many hundreds of government departments there are in Massachusetts to take care of you and make sure you aren’t hurt by your own gullible stupidity:

 

http://www.mass.gov/portal/global-agency-list.html

 

And yet this slipped out. The company will be shut down but the state inspectors? Nothing will happen to them. Will all the gullible statists that think they can have an omniscient and caring government take care of them, will they throw out the governor for this?

 

Maybe not. It’s only a scandal where people are dying, happens to be Tennessee mostly, but even there, it’s not that big a percentage of the population. It’s one BIG DEAL to the families that have been hurt, for sure.

 

One thing for sure, those inspectors are not going to hurt. As a matter of fact, this episode has the naive and gullible now calling for more inspectors. There will be no demotions unless the public forces the state government to pay or the state forces the inspectors involved to pay.

 

But they have the old standby that works for state-control advocates pretty well usually -so far-: We just need more money to hire more people and to buy more tools.

 

It’s quite the scam.

 

 

The oppressive heel of stifling government regulation

October 28, 2012

The recent meningitis outbreak, with dozens of deaths and hundreds of serious illnesses has been traced to a facility that was filthy, and was exempt from government regulations and inspections concerning the production of drugs.

First, remember that all the massive regulation ALREADY in place did NOTHING to stop the sale of these supposedly contaminated batches of medications. This is the cost of losing caveat emptor.

If the government regulated used car sales like they do medications, nobody would be able to afford one anymore!

When you have a populace that is educated according to the individual convictions of each one’s parents, and has not had its minds zombified by having a nanny state government that guarantees an omniscient ability to protect it from all corporate evils, then you have a populace that regulates the hell out of the markets.

We have MORE of that today with government regulation. The FDA is a big drug-pusher, if for the ones who have the right cozy relationship with the proper agent-in-charge.

The FDA and the Agriculture Department have done more to destroy the health of the nation’s people than help them.

Stores that sell healthy nutrition and healthy food have been relegated to a dark niche market restricted to the rich and those who appreciate the difference, because those who sell it have been censored by rules that “regulate” medical claims.

Marijuana could help some people in some cases in pain and in other ways but THE REGULATORS “protect us” by telling us it is as bad as heroin.

If health food bakeries tell the truth, they are slapped down with punitive fines. There have been businesses bragging about benefits. If you aren’t a BIG corporation that can pay for a $5 million study, you can’t tell what you know is the truth about a product.

Drugs are advertised all day on your favorite TV programs. Listen to the big long disclaimer list in those ads, and then think about the fact that those omniscient superhuman beings that said they could market and advertise (think your dictators) are the same omniscient superhuman beings that say marijuana is just as dangerous as heroin and cannot be prescribed or taken for any use whatsoever.

Oh and don’t forget HEMP that has no recreational effect at all!

Oh what divine wisdom we entrust to both our elected officials and to the bureaucracy that hires the divine wisdom of characters that prefer to be little regulation dictators.

Oh yeah, we’re so dumb we need to be told what we can eat, buy, sell, drink, drive, or THINK.

If you think that scandal was bad, you should have seen the stories about the VETERANS ADMINISTRATION hospital in South Florida a few years ago, where things were truly and really filthy.

As you know, that’s a government facility.

The Liberty Movement is Growing Up

May 23, 2012
Ron Paul, member of the United States House of...

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

IF Romney does eventually actually clinch the nomination, there are a number of them that would vote for Romney just because they think they would have to if they want Obama‘s reign to end. Some of them still don’t fully understand all the issues but like Andrew Napolitano said, Ron Paul ‘is one of US“, meaning he’s not Establishment like any of the other candidates of either party.

Which he has NOT done yet, and by rule 38 might not even when he gets the count. Ron Paul will at least speak at the convention, and his delegates will be heard. With all the misreporting about Doug Wead‘s statement about putting their money where it counts most, that also seems to have jolted RP supporters awake –those who didn’t realize it yet– that the whole thing is now independent of the RP campaign personnel, and it no longer depends on Ron Paul.

There are liberty candidates all over the nation, gaining nominations and elections to local and state offices, and taking over the Republican Party.

Personally, I think America is going to suffer very hard for all its sins, beginning with “the house of God” where the slip-slide started, most especially when the dollar crash actually hits. When it does there will be pain, and RP has made clear that his goal if he doesn’t actually become president (and maybe if he does) is (1) try to get legislation passed to ameliorate the disaster by legalizing freedom of choice of currency, and (2) make sure as many people as possible understand WHY and HOW it happened.

Number (2) is crucial, because when people lose one of their two cars or when food really is scarce, or when the government cannot guarantee freebies anymore, there will be a lot of anger. But if enough people understand the principle of liberty and what I call “Golden Rule Government”, we’ll get through it a lot easier because they will not be fooled by the demagoguery of “social justice” or induced to demand theft by “entitlements”.

Free Speech Now a Felony – Secret Service Agents can make “No-Free Speech” Zones

May 2, 2012

First Amendment is now a federal felony:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-first-amendment-is-now-a-felonious-criminal-act.html

Obama Makes Free Speech A Felony:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7SGWH3kirzg#!

The president now has a dissent-free zone bubble wherever he goes, or wherever the Secret Service says so. It was passed in both chambers of Congress very quietly, and signed into law by Obama secretly. And no wonder.

Do you feel safe yet?

They’re getting the people softened up for the Beast dictatorship, coming. The Bible has the ending to the story, and the bad guys lose in the end…

Can the Secret Service tell you to shut up?

March 15, 2012

Andrew Napolitano says it so well:
http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/can-the-secret-service-tell-you-to-shut-up/

Read the whole essay, he articulates the issue clearly.

Last week, President Obama signed into law the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. This law permits Secret Service agents to designate any place they wish as a place where free speech, association and petition of the government are prohibited. And it permits the Secret Service to make these determinations based on the content of speech.

Thus, federal agents whose work is to protect public officials and their friends may prohibit the speech and the gatherings of folks who disagree with those officials or permit the speech and the gatherings of those who would praise them, even though the First Amendment condemns content-based speech discrimination by the government. The new law also provides that anyone who gathers in a “restricted” area may be prosecuted. And because the statute does not require the government to prove intent, a person accidentally in a restricted area can be charged and prosecuted, as well.

SPLC is an attack machine against freedom

February 18, 2012

SPLC is a far-left attack machine against freedom, and that’s why they hate Judge Andrew Napolitano, of “Freedom Watch“, and other freedom-loving Americans. SPLC calls him a “conspiracy theorist”, which is presumably a slur, a new epithet to throw at people who respect liberty. Maybe they think it has magical properties.

And when they say “far-right”, you have to remember the real “spectrum” they should be using is not left-right, but more government control and less government control. More dictatorship, less dictatorship.

The other Napolitano, Janet, the freedom-hating one, got most of her enemies-of-the-state list straight from the SPLC’s own hate list, the list of people they hate. Yeah, the list that includes Ron Paul supporters, Chuck Baldwin supporters (Constitution Party), returning veterans. We can see why she hates returning veterans. They are contributing more to Ron Paul’s presidential campaign than to all the rest of the Republicans combined, and way more than to Obama’s bulging money chest.

That’s not “conspiracy theory”, it’s public fact.

Telling the truth about the idea that government can tell certain people and groups of people what they cannot say in ads and tell them when they can say it is not “conspiracy theory”, that is McCain-Feingold, properly struck down by Citizens United, a refreshing nod to free speech. And just these past few days we have a Supreme Court justice saying they should maybe restrict free speech a little bit, in view of the fact that people are actually spending money now to say political stuff that matters in elections.

Elections, by the way, is where free speech matters most and should be protected MOST.

cops violating every right of citizens, cops caught on video telling a driver he has no right to carry a gun in his car when he did (the case against that citizen was thrown out with a rebuke to the cops), these are video clips he has shared on his show.

Those are no “theories”, those are video clips Judge Andrew Napolitano has shared on his show.

Reminds me of the Pharisees, who plotted to kill Jesus after he rose Lazarus from the dead (you can’t make stuff like that up). When Jesus called them on their hypocritical talking about “the law”, saying “Why go ye about to kill me?”, they protested: “Thou hast a devil; who goeth about to kill thee?”

Nowadays they can’t say “devil”, so they say “Thou hast a conspiracy theory” and they might as well add, “We declare our sin, we hide it not”.


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