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Judge Andrew Napolitano Praises Gary Johnson

The following is from a transcript of of an audio recording of Judge Andrew Naplitano's presentation at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas on Thursday (12 July 2012) afternoon. His presentation was entitled “A Government of Waste and Lawlessness.” Here are the comments he made regarding Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson:

34:30: “I’m going to really go off script for a minute. . . .

There’s really no script; there’s just a note telling me I’m talking too long.

(Laughter.)

There is a person in this room, who I must invite to the attention of everyone, because he has the courage to stand in front of the establishment and say, “Enough is enough!”

Whether he wins or loses in his latest quest to set you free, he is a figure of historical significance and profound contemporary interest. He was once called, “Governor No!” when he said to the legislature of his state, “You are not going to interfere with commercial transactions that are voluntarily entered into.”

Maybe . . . who knows . . . after this campaign, or the next one, he might be in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Former New Mexico Governor, whose sandal straps I am unworthy to fasten, who will speak here tomorrow (sic) at 10:30, Governor Gary Johnson.

(Gary stands, applause.)

That’s what we should be doing. Challenging the establishment, reminding them that there is a Constitution and a Declaration of Independence that put restrictions on the government.”

(Governor Johnson is speaking tomorrow — Saturday July 14th 2012, at 10:30 am — two days after Judge Napolitano’s remarks above.)

This is great news. Now former Governor Jesse Ventura and Judge Andrew Napolitano have commented favorable on Gary Johnson's campaign for President. The website is www.garyjohnson2012.com There is a moneybomb going on through Monday, 16 July to raise funds to buy advertising to help get Gary up to 15% in the national polls so he will be able to take part in the Presidential candidate debates. Your kind support will be much appreciated. Live free.



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Actually, I'm starting to

Actually, I'm starting to like Micah. I thought she was just a common Paulbot, but it seems I was wrong.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

Thanks :)

I think we actually probably see eye-to-eye on most issues and even on some things regarding how to handle the abortion issue.

There are a few female Micas out there; but I'm actually a guy. :) (Sorry to throw you off there.) I think Mica is a more common spelling for females? No worries :)

Keep on keeping the fire for Liberty!

Micah

Oh, sorry! You're right. I

Oh, sorry! You're right. I know a Myka and a Micah and should have known.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

I play nice with logical

I play nice with logical people.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

There you go again...

...need a little more grit in that sand paper? :) Even if others, for the sake of argument, don't possess that superior level of logic you are so blessed with, you need a little more LOVE in your r3VOLution to win hearts and minds to your side.

I'd rather sit down with you face-to-face and have a friendly chat over a cup of coffee and discuss these things, as I think the impersonal hiding behind the keyboard just leads some people to feel comfortable making personal insults and attacks when they would normally not do it in person. But maybe you're just as abrasive and condescending and prone to snap-judgements about others in person? I hope not, for your own sake and for the sake of the movement you purport to represent.

Well, yeah, it's true,

Well, yeah, it's true, because a lot of people here are such incredible Paulbots that sometimes I get trigger happy. I am just blown away by the bashing that goes on if you're not Ron Paul or a blind Ron Paul supporter.

However, I understand, absolutely, if you are against abortion, then you would be stuck between a Constitution Party candidate that has such a small chance that it makes Gary look like a shoe-in, or Romney, which means nothing changes.

Or. Or........consider that Johnson would be at least as good as Romney with respect to abortion for the reasons I outlined but without the other baggage. AND, it helps establish a third party, all the while doing zero damage to the anti-abortion cause.

The only path to stopping abortion is a) through Congress or b) through more conservative truly Constitutional judges. So the only reason for you that I can see to not vote for Gary is that you just don't like his *personal* stance on abortion, which has never influenced him when it comes to doing his broader duty to the public.

Just as I would be willing to overlook the fact that Ron Paul tried to pass a flag burning amendment. Because the only way to get someone who believes exactly as you do is to run yourself.

Abortion is not likely to go away in our lifetimes. It would take AT LEAST 7 super conservatives on the court to get RvW overturned. And I would say that Thomas and Alito and MAYBE Scalia are the only ones that would even *consider* looking at it again. Thomas ONLY snuck in because he's black. If he were a white guy, Democrats would have never left him on the court. It's going to be easier to get 350 conservatives in Congress. And that's not a good prospect with the way Republicans are running the show and pissing off or scaring everyone who isn't a white male with a lot of money.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

Would that be sort of like

the FACT that you don't have any clue about anything, except how to be an asshole troll?

your def'n of troll - those who challenge paul's corrupt staff

and obamney and islamists. if anyone disagrees with islam, paul's gang of thugs or obamney, then you go on a rant. did you ever think that it is you infact that is a troll on liberty.

jj

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on second thought, you are not even worth a reponse.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Show me immigration in the

Show me immigration in the Constitution.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

I'll bite.

It doesn't matter what we want, no 3rd Party candidate can ever win, so it's all pissing in the wind.

All you LPers want is to make it appear that you have some relevance, by trying to swerve the RP people over to you. For no good reason, either.

Gary is done before he starts, because he's no good as a candidate, and he's in a worthless party.

So, pick the non-winner of your choice, if Ron doesn't get the nom.

Next stop is 2016. Nothing else will happen in 2012.
What you people are doing is the equivalent of somebody running around this board spamming "Buddy Roemer" a thousand times a day, disrupting the forum, and nobody cares.

Ron Paul won't run in 2016.

Ron Paul won't run in 2016.

Rand might, but I wouldn't count on him being successful. The most likely to win Republicans won't run against an incumbent Democrat, preferring to wait 4 years against an even playing field. So it will be less of the motley crew we had this time.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

Can't Win - Unelectable - Crazy

Wow - Don't those words sound familiar.....

Funny how you don't notice them when you're using the same words you criticize when used against Dr. Paul.

I'm 100% behind Dr. Paul, But the Rebloodicans are part of the gang warfare. Although we can all admit it's a takeover for true libertarian values.

When the Gang leader smites thee - just remember - we will have three more months to fight these phuckerz.

In Liberty,

IcePick

Yeah sure,

Except in Johnson's case, it's true.

Go ahead, delude yourself.

Gary doesn't even have the slightest clue what a "Libertarian" is. He hasn't read ANY of the required reading, he doesn't know anything about Austrian economics, he's pro-war by his own words, he's pro-tax, and there's not one shred of "Libertarianism" in him.

Knock yourself out.
I have better ways to waste my time.

Ron Paul is anti-immigration,

Ron Paul is anti-immigration, anti-abortion, anti-free trade, anti-flag burning, pro-tax, pro-earmarks, etc, etc.

He doesn't understand libertarianism, but you're okay with that.

Gary Johnson has NEVER said anything like he is pro-war. Only that he would listen to all arguments before saying no.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

so if he can't win, your

so if he can't win, your going to vote for obama or romney?? because they can over ron paul or gary if that is your option in your state when voting? Please explain why your voting for obama or romney over ron paul and gary then interesting.

Ron Paul 2016

Okay, so now you've proven you're a troll.

You don't even read the replies, and just repeat your bullsh!t.

"Please explain" why you are an asshole.

From now on, you get no replies, and all downvotes forever.

i am no troll i am sking you

i am no troll i am asking you a question and you keep dodging try this one,

If Ron Paul is not the nominee. why are you going to vote obamney over Gary Johnson, that should stop the wiggle wiggle wiggle!!!:)

Ron Paul 2016

You've been answered, and you're still

using your straw man.
You've been answered multiple times, and you're trolling.

One more post like this with the "obamney" straw man crap, and I'm alerting the moderators of your trolling, and you'll be gone.

Hate freedom of speech much?

Hate freedom of speech much?

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

No. He just doesn't

abuse it. Think about that for a while.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

you did not answer. If you

you did not answer. If you did you would say hey i am writing in ron paul or i am voting romney over gary! you have done neither if so please show me i missed it.

Ron Paul 2016

Answer to you?

Why do you want to know what I will do come November? Who are you to demand an anwer from anyone here? FYI, my state allows write in votes.

What does my reply to John have to do with you?!! (That was rhetorical.) Unless Michael has a new screen name, you do not have any authority here to make demands on anyone.

End of discussion.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

i am a republican not an

i am a republican co cd delegate not a lp'ers as you say, so why are you going to vote obama or romney then? if not ron paul or gary?

since you actually commented you live in a state where they legally count a ron paul vote? Thank you for your answers;) Ron Paul 2012:) +1 your response by the way. I know you support ron paul . I just do not understand the folks opposing gary if their option is obama or romney. I full understand folks writing in ron paul where they are legally counted.

As you know i will vote Ron Paul or Gary Johnson over obamney in 2012!

Ron Paul 2016

The straw man ain't working.

Very few, if any, people here would vote for Obamney.
So, that's not getting you any headway.

Ron Paul has the best shot because he's in a major party, and actually could win if he could get the nom.
He probably isn't going to get it, and that's a shame.

There aren't enough numbers to get anybody else in, or any 3rd Party in, so it's all academic.

If you like Johnson, then vote for him.
Jost don't expect that it's going to matter in the overall scheme of things. Maybe it will make you feel better.

Personally, Johnson't policies make me puke, and I could never vote for someone like him. He's nothing like Ron Paul in his policies. Not even in the same galaxy.

dude

no straw man, i clearly stated that ron paul was not the gop nominee in my post. so i truly want folks to justify why they are not going to vote ron paul or gary as their option in legal ballot counting states. If they are voting ron paul or gary johnson as som many ron paulers her like to vote down or comment on. i want them to explain how they are going to vote obmaney over gary or are they just not going to vote. no straw man here. They are either going to write in ron paul and have counted in legal states or waste by not even being counted in the other states or they are voting obama/romney over gary. everyone is dodging this obviously for a reason. if they are not voting for gary why are they voting for obmaney but everyone is playing dodge ball i find that very interesting!

I clearly stated that if ron paul is not the nominee. I would vote gary over obamney, let me try this way

If Ron Paul is not the nominee. why are you going to vote obamney over Gary Johnson, that should stop the wiggle wiggle wiggle!!!:)

Ron Paul 2016

Yes straw man.

Don't try to wiggle out of it.

How about I might vote for Virgil Goode, or the Green Party candidate, or the Socialist Party Candidate, or the Boston Tea Party Candidate, or many other candidates?

There are many ways to vote that don't include Obamney.
And they are all just as useless as voting Johnson.

Your implication that it's Johnson or Obamney is PURE straw man.

thank you you finally

thank you you finally answered, now that was not hard. That was all i was asking. why did you fight thank you:) next person!!

Ron Paul 2016

There will never be a

There will never be a Johnson/Paul ticket, which shows how little research you've done on your chosen candidate. Johnson has already chosen a VP, Judge Gray. How do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you are so ill informed?

Blessings )o(

look i am very informed, i

look i am very informed, i understand johnson/paul might not be a ticket but johnson or paul depending on your state are your only options, point is you dodged my questions and didn't answer what i said, why are you going to vote obamney over ron paul or gary johnson if ron paul is not an option. i see folks that dodge my simple non wiggle questions as possibly be folks that are dishonest, I said CLEARLY I would vote Ron paul if the gop gave me that option. I will support Gary Johnsonn over obamney, please tell me why you will vote romney/obama over ron paul or gary! ps i knew ron paul was running in 2012 at the rally for the republic in 2008. bottom line is if ron paul is not the nominee for the gop never say never to a vp spot outside of the gop! if it doesn't happen then oo well you got me:)

Ron Paul 2016