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Judge Napolitano Rocks it on the Daily Show


After you watch this GREAT clip, get to work on South Carolina! My job this week, besides my county phone calling, is to send Letters to the Editor to every newspaper in South Carolina for Ron Paul, and if I have the time, to every Baptist church (Ron's Baptist) in SC. AND, if there's more time, to EVERY church!

The internet is our blessing, as it's not hard at all to find the links to every newspaper in the state, as well as all the churches. Write your letters!!! How many ministers do you think get e-mails from people supporting Ron Paul? I doubt that the other candidates have the army to do this. SC is supposed to be 2/3's evangelical, so how worthwhile is this endeavor?

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Replace Hannity and Colmes with...

"Jon and the Judge" and you'll have a ratings juggernaut!

The most interesting part of

The most interesting part of that whole exchange was the discussion about the states being able to limit rights.

Napolitano correctly pointed out that the 14th amendment applied the BOR against the states, with the asterisk that many Republicans don't hold that view.

Yeah. That is very true. Not all Republicans hold that view.

Ron Paul, for example.

Ron Paul does not hold that view. He doesn't believe the 14th government diminished the right of the state to do such things.

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Haha I love the Judge... what

Haha I love the Judge... what a warm spirit... he makes me feel happy.

Stewart is shy

Stewart is shy to admit that among all GOP Ron Paul is the real choice. Remember their rally to restore SANITY in washington? Ron Paul is the answer. Open your eyes dude !!!

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Stewart may be

a misguided liberal but at least doesn't seem to be as much of a mainstream hack. He still gets on my nerves sometimes. But I thank him for letting the judge speak his mind and plug Dr Paul.


The Judge's laugh is so f-ing contagious. I was laughing out loud!


I like how the Judge can't resist talking to the crowd in the room. It is a good political instinct.

Judge mentioned something about "Romney/Rand Paul" ticket???

Some site said the Judge said it.

Is it true?

I believe it was

Cavuto that said that.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Wow. Judge nailed the interview

Sadly, Stewart wouldn't give his position on anything...wuss.

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This is the conversation so needed in

this country, and the world. Two people with some differing views sitting down for a civil, warm, enjoyable discussion that assumes mutual good will, honesty, searching together for truth and understanding.

Wow the Judge did so much

Wow the Judge did so much better this time.

how can you not love the

how can you not love the judge?

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

I said ..

the exact same thing, 30 seconds before I saw your comment! Great minds think alike.

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The essence of the debate

Is natural rights. Our rights come from our humanity not the government. If Jon Stewart understood that, he'd understand libertarianism. But like everyone in America we've been educated to reject that idea and favor centralization of power as an advancement of society.

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really Stewart?

I thought you were a little more intelligent than to buy into the media newsletter story and to not take his answer or understand it.

Music for an ear

Two good men on TV, not seen too often...

At 4:07

That's one of the best laughs I've heard.

I Really Like Jon Stewart, But...

First off, Judge Napolitano is awesome. As he demonstrated in this clip, he is a fierce advocate for the Ron Paul Liberty movement. Everyone should buy and read his book, "It's Dangerous to be Right when the Government is Wrong."

Second, I have been a big fan of Jon Stewart's for a long time. He's performed a great service to the country by shining a humorous light on the foibles of politicians and calling BS on the junk that so often passes for journalism these days.

However, both he and Colbert are covering for Obama far more than they should be. Obama has been a disaster for civil liberties, government transparency and military non-aggression.

Torture. Extra-judicial assassination of citizens. Indefinite Detention of citizens. The SOPA internet kill switch. And the list goes on.

These are major issues that can't simply be laughed off or explained away, and Stewart's audience is waking up to this sobering fact. If Stewart himself doesn't start doing a better job of opening his own eyes and facing the truth, he's going to start sliding into irrelevance.

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Stewart and Colbert are both true believing progressives.

They will not embrace the libertarian philosophy, at least not in the foreseeable future.

Jon, in particular, however is very interested in the mechanations of the banksters. He is primed for an education in Austrian econ, if we could ever get him to study it a bit.

The other night, he singled out Ron for talking about Austrian economists to cheering crowds - he likened it to wandering into a Jimmy Buffet concert and wondering why everyone had a parrot on their head. Clearly there is a well-understood baseline amongst the faithful that is hard for outsiders to suss. He rattled off a bunch of the favorites: Von Mises, Hazlett, Austrian economics, mal-investment, etc. And he said, "really - I had to look these up to get them right" The point is that he doesn't have a conversation vocabulary in these ideas, even still. Even though he has been quite interested in the banking mess and the causes of the sudden recession.

So I think he could learn quite a bit about the Austrian perspective without having to swallow the whole libertarian philosophy. And it would do him a world of good if he could start seeing broken window fallacies and recognizing the pure idiocy of Krugman and the rest.

My opinion.

I'm voting for Peace.

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Yeah, but...

But he nailed it last night. The bit with Iran in camera 3 was hilarious and yet so true. It poked at the Obama administration as drawing war lines just like the rest of the GOP candidates would, and correctly called upon our man as being above all the rest in that regard. That should speak loudly to his democratic leaning audience. And I'm sure his staff was well aware of the Judge's preferred candidate of choice well before he was booked. He always closes his best segments about politics with a serious note, which drives the real underlying message home. Jon is fighting the good fight for us, while carefully walking that line so as not to alienate his audience (or perhaps his network masters, who thanksfully realize that his show would not be winning awards if his opinions were leashed).

Colbert does help too, but not nearly as much. He's more interested in talking over his guests to feed his own ego.

By claiming there is no conspiracy, you prove to those who believe in the conspiracy that you are part of the conspiracy.

Comedian first and foremost.

Jon Stewart is far from a libertarian. I would put him closer to the social democratic sphere. He believes the state needs to circumvent and make choices for the people in some situations. He doesn’t think things would get done if we were in a purely free market. He has mentioned in interviews, how he likes roads and he likes the things taxes give us. I have seen this argument from many liberals. If you don’t like taxes than you shouldn’t use any of the services our taxes provide. Like police, fire, roads, air traffic controllers, etc..

He is foremost a comedian and making fun of whatever he thinks people will find funny is his primary goal. Social commentary falls a far second to his primary goal of making people laugh.

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Well, he's got to continue being funny too

Which I personally thinks he does better when he is critical of the president and government, and I thought his bit suffered esp. immediately after Obama's election

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Totally Agree

I agree with you. And I don't mean to suggest Stewart hasn't hit these issues at all. But, in my opinion, he's pulled his punches. As you mention, this has made for weaker punch lines, among other things.

Again, I don't discount the debt we owe to Jon Stewart for being a significant force for positive change. But I fear he may be lagging. He would be a more credible social critic - and a funnier comedian - if he did the right thing and marshaled the full force of his critical genius to hammer on issues like NDAA, SOPA, extra-judicial assassination, etc.

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In making political decisions...

In making political decisions, isn't religion supposed to be as irrelevant as skin color, gender, sexual orientation, and all those other labels people use to separate themselves from Real Americans?

Me, I'm a Neodruid. Freedom is my Worship Word (with apologies to Mr. Roddenberry's Spirit).

Freedom is my Worship Word!

I'm actually glad that

Jon Stewart said how he really felt about the WAY, key being the "way" not the newsletters itself, the Doc answered the Cholera Booger smearpiece.

my guess would be, the Judge probably talked to him at lengths about it afterwards. regardless, it's clear the Judge was selflessly promoting the Doc before Jon's audience, and not promoting his own book.

he's such a strong, intelligent ally to have on our side.

I truly think the Doc has some of the most intellectually astounding people in his circle: the entire Mieses set from Lew to Tom, to DiLorenzo, Salerno, Murphy, etc to G.Ed Griffin, Peter Schiff, Edwin Vieira, Stewart Rhodes, Sheriff Mack & on.

kinda amazing.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

alittle contentious

Jon Stewart played it very well. Judge has to remember its not his show! lol

"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people" ~ John Adamas

The Bill of Rights applies to the States?

I think I read somewhere that Ron Paul doesn't believe that. And I agree; the application of the Bill of Rights to the States has given the Federal judiciary too much power.

Besides all the 14th amendment says is "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. ", which is slightly different the entire Bill of Rights.

It is an enormous simplification to speak of the American mind. Every American has his own mind.

~Ludwig von Mises

No State shall make or

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The part above which I put in bold is what I understand to apply the Bill of Rights to the States.

Consider that the Bill of Rights should probably be called the Bill of Restrictions as it is worded in such a way as to restrict the government from infringing on those various rights.

For example, we see this easily in the first amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Those are all immunities/privileges which the 1st prevents the federal government from infringing upon by stating that it 'shall make no law' against them. The 14th, as the Judge mentioned, applies this same limitation to the States. Otherwise, it could be interpreted as the federal government not being able to infringe on your free speech, your religion, etc but the States could.