Andrew Napolitano

  • Aired:  01/10/12
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Andrew Napolitano believes that Ron Paul is the only GOP candidate who, if elected, won't go to war or tell Americans how to live. (6:51)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE ANCHOR

OF FOX BUSINESS NETWORK'S

FREEDOM WATCH AS WELL AS THE

SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST FOR FOX

NEWS CHANNEL.

HIS BOOK IS CALLED IT'S

DANGEROUS TO BE RIGHT WHEN THE

GOVERNMENT IS WRONG.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE

PROGRAM JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO.

SIR?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WHAT IS UP?

HOW ARE YOU?

>> GREAT, HOW ARE YOU?

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU DOING

NOW?

YOU'VE GOT THIS REPUBLICAN NEW

HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY --

>> I THINK IT'S GOING ON AS WE

SPEAK.

>> Jon: YOU JUST TOLD PEOPLE

THAT WE TAPED IT EARLIER.

>> BUT WE DON'T KNOW THE RESULTS

THERE'S NO TIME MACHINE.

>> Jon: DO YOU KNOW WHAT

HAPPENS TO THE MAGIC WHEN IT

DISAPPEARS?

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN!

>> Jon: JUDGE, LET ME ASK YOU

THIS: EVERYBODY SEEMS TO BE

LINING UP.

THE REPUBLICANS DON'T SEEM TO

WANT MITT ROMNEY.

THEY DON'T SEEM TO LIKE MITT

ROMNEY EVEN THOUGH HE HAS BEEN

DESIGNED IN A PRESIDENTIAL LAB

BENEATH A VOLCANO WITH LIKE A

SKULL HEAD.

>> HE DOES HAVE THAT LOOK.

BUT WHAT DOES HE STAND FOR THAT

IS PARTICULARLY REPUBLICAN?

HE LIKES BIG GOVERNMENT, TARP,

BAILING OUT THE BANKS, BAILING

OUT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES,

FIGHTING WARS OF OPPORTUNITY.

>> Jon: I THOUGHT THAT WAS

YOUR THING.

>> I THOUGHT THAT WAS -- THAT

WAS GEORGE W. BUSH WHICH THE

COUNTRY JOSH BECKETTED.

>> Jon: THE REPUBLICANS --

COUNTRY JOSH JOSH REJECTED.

>> Jon: THE REPUBLICANS

DIDN'T.

THEY ALMOST RENOUNCED THEIR

FORMER BASICALLY PRESIDENTS.

REAGAN SAID HE WOULD LOWER --

YOU KNOW MAKE GOVERNMENT

SMALLER.

IT GOT BIGGER.

IT HAS SINCE GREW.

>> YES.

>> Jon: GEORGE H.W. RAISED

TAXES.

GEORGE W. BUSH HAD WARS.

>> THE REPUBLICANS HAVE CHANGED

IN THE LAST 48 HOURS WHEN THEY

ATTACKED MITT ROMNEY FOR MAKING

MONEY AND HIRING PEOPLE.

>> Jon: WASN'T THAT THE

CRAZIEST THING.

NEWT GINGRICH IS THE OCCUPY WALL

STREET CANDIDATE.

>> EXACTLY.

>> Jon: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING

ON?

>> GINGRICH IS A LONG HAIRED

LEFTY EVER SINCE HE HEARD THE

ERA OF BIG GOVERNMENT IS OVER

AND HE BELIEVED IT.

THERE'S ONLY ONE REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATE WHO WON'T GO TO WAR.

WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE IT'S THE JOB

OF PRESIDENT TO RUN THE ECONOMY

OR TO BE THE POLICEMAN OF THE

WORLD OR TOMORROW YOU HOW TO

LIVE --

>> Jon: ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT

TAFT?

TAFT?

>> THE GUY YOU ADMIRE MOST.

>> Jon: IN THE REPUBLICAN

FIELD.

>> RON PAUL.

>> Jon: I HAPPEN TO THINK HE

IS A STRAIGHT SHOOTER.

WHAT KIND OF RIDICULOUS CLICHE

IS THAT?

>> HE BELIEVES IN SMALL

GOVERNMENT.

>> Jon: THE NEWS LETTER THING

BOTHERED ME.

BUT HIS ANSWERS TO IT STRUCK ME

AS HE SUDDENLY BECAME A

POLITICIAN.

I DON'T KNOW WHO -- OF THE HE

WENT TO JACKIE MASON.

>> HE SHOULD HAVE SAID, LOOK,

THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW.

I CONDEMN IT NOW.

I SHOULD HAVE CONDEMNED IT THEN.

HE DID EVENTUALLY.

THE EMPHASIS IS BACK MORE ON THE

ISSUES AREN'T THE PEOPLE

ENTITLED TO A GOVERNMENT THAT

STAYS WITHIN THE CONFINES OF

CONSTITUTION?

WHO IS THE GOVERNMENT TO TELL US

WHAT TO DO IN THE BEDROOMS OR

BASEMENTS OF OUR HOMES?

>> Jon: WHAT JUST HAPPENED

HERE?

HERE IS THE THING: THE

REPUBLICANS VERY MUCH ARE --

HERE IS THE THING I DON'T

UNDERSTAND ABOUT -- MAYBE YOU

TELL ME THISCY LIBERTARIAN

VIEWPOINT.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CANNOT

INFRINGE ON YOUR FREEDOMS BUT IF

THE STATES DO IT IT'S OKAY.

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF

REPUBLICANS WHO AGREE WITH YOU

AND THEY ARE WRONG BECAUSE THE

14th AMENDMENT WITHOUT GETTING

TOO HISTORICAL APPLIES THE BILL

OF RIGHTS TO THE STATES.

WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

CAN'T DO WITH SPEECH OR PRIVACY

OR RELIGION OR TRAVEL THE STATES

CAN'T INTERFERE WITH IT EITHER.

THAT'S THE LESSON OF CIVIL WAR.

IT'S BEEN THE LAW OF THE LAND

FOR THE PAST 125 YEARS.

NOT ALL REPUBLICANS ACCEPT THAT.

AM I GETTING A PAYCHECK NEXT

WEEK.

>> Jon: PROBABLY NOT RIGHT

NOW.

UNDER THE CHAIR IS LIKE THE

ROGER ALES TINGLER.

>> HE WAS A GREAT MAN WHO HAS A

GREAT DEAL OF RESPECT FOR THE

HOST.

>> Jon: FOR YOU?

>> FOR YOU.

HE PROBABLY TOLD YOU ABOUT

HIMSELF.

>> Jon: SOMETIMES AT NIGHT

WHEN I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW I SEE

HIM STANDING THERE UNDERNEATH

THE TREE IN THE RAIN WITH AN

UMBRELLA.

>> PROTECTING YOUR FREEDOM.

>> Jon: THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT

HE IS DOING.

THERE'S A COGNITIVE DISNANCE IN

THE PARTY ATTACK MITT ROMNEY FOR

BEING THE AVATAR AND THEN

THERE'S GUYING TALKING ABOUT

FREEDOM AND SUGGESTING GAY

PEOPLE DON'T HAVE THE SAME

RIGHTS AS EVERY OTHER AMERICAN.

HOW IS THAT GOING TO PLAY ITSELF

OUT?

>> FIVE OF THOSE SIX CANDIDATES

ARE REPUGNANT TO FREEDOM.

THEY DON'T BELIEVE RIGHTS COME

FROM HUMANITY.

THEY JUST BELIEVE IN A

REPUBLICAN OF BIG GO.

I'M NOT HERE REAPING RON PAUL.

HE'S MY FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE BUT

ONLY HE BELIEVES THE FREEDOMS

COME FROM THE HUMANITY AND NOT

THE GOVERNMENT.

>> Jon: IS HE A REPUBLICAN?

IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE HE IS AT

ODDS WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE

MAINSTREAM BELIEVES MORE IN BIG

GOVERNMENT.

>> YOU ARE EXACTLY CORRECT.

HIS GOAL IN THIS CAMPAIGN IS TO

EDUCATE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND

BRING IT BACK TO ITS SMALL

GOVERNMENT ROOTS.

HE HAS HAD A FAIR AMOUNT OF

SUCCESS.

HE'S BEEN DOING IT 25-30 YEARS.

>> Jon: GETTING IT INTO THE

CONVERSATION.

I'M NOT SO SURE THAT THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY.

I FEEL THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF

THE PARTY IS DISRESPECTFUL TO

HIM.

>> BECAUSE THEY LIKE THEIR

VERSION OF BIG GOVERNMENT.

I DON'T BELIEVE THERE'S TWO

PARTIES.

>> Jon: DON'T LOOK AT THEM --

>> JACKSON, REMEMBER HIM?

>> Jon: WHENEVER YOU TURN AND

LOOK OUT I'M LIKE OH, (bleep)

SOMETHING BAD IS ABOUT TO

HAPPENED HE'S GOING THIS COUNTRY

WAS FOUNDED --

>> WE HAVE ONE BIG GOVERNMENT

PARTY.

IT HAS A DEMOCRATIC WING THAT

LIKES WAR AND TAXES AND

INDIVIDUAL WELFARE AND A

REPUBLICAN WING THAT LIKES WAR

AND DEFICITS AND CORPORATE

WELFARE.

ONLY SOMEBODY LIKE RON PAUL

BELIEVES THAT THE GOVERNMENT

SHOULD LEAVE YOU ALONE, TAX YOU

MINIMALLY AND THAT GOVERNMENT IS

BEST WHICH GOVERNS LEAST.

YOU BELIEVE THAT, JON STEWART,

DON'T YOU.

>> Jon: YOU DON'T KNOW I

BELIEVE IT BUT NOW THAT YOU SAY

IT I WEIRDLY WANT TO HUG YOU.

FREEDOM WATCH.

IT'S THE JUDGE ANDREW

NAPOLITANO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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