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NEW: Judge Andrew Napolitano resigns from the CATO Board!

According to Lew:

Posted by Lew Rockwell on September 20, 2012 06:55 AM

Could it be because of the neocon-like warmongering and Republican estabishment politics? Or that all board members and top execs are personally liable under DC law if the shenanigans, on which the kibosh has definitely not been put, continue?

Judge Napolitano Resigns From the Cato Board

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Don't forget the Rupert Murdoch connection in CATO

It's there and pushed on Fox News regularly.

Fight the Ron Paul blackout on the Daily Paul (now 'P AU L'), put his removed poster back as your avatar:

This post is about why we

This post is about why we will have such an exceedingly bad next president There are too few people who believe in individual freedom in this country for these kind of disputes to be the norm . My experience with the Koch brothers comes from attending two Institute for Humane Studies summer seminars free of charge where I learned quite a lot about many aspects of liberty from outstanding faculty, they provided me with liberty minded textbooks and gave me a subscription to Reason Magazine. If they are neo-conservatives then they did a very poor job of converting me to their viewpoint. My experience with the CATO Institute comes form admiring and supporting them for years. The reason why so much of the mainstream media now portrays the Koch brothers as intolerant warlike conservatives is because they are in fact the liberal media's real enemy, individuals who believe that people should be making the individual decisions which directly affect their lives so strongly not the self-interested government which cares nothing for you but only for itself. If I had Ed Crane. the Judge, and the Koch brothers before me I would tell them all the same thing it is not the least bit important who wins this next election your mission has always been about education not winning elections. This is a historic opportunity to educate the Democrats and Republicans that the American people still want to be free. The way we can send that message is to vote for Gary Johnson and the more people that do so the louder that it will be. I am not asking to send him money because you have been working for him all along. I am asking you not to waste the knowledge that you have already given us lead by example, vote for him yourself and get as many people as possible to join you.


Keith Halderman

too long to parse, again, but here's a primer on why Ed Crane,

CATO and Kochs HATE Dr. Paul, Murray Rothbard and Mises: http://www.lewrockwell.com/gordon/gordon37.html

and a few more:

Lew Rockwell and Tom Woods discuss Rothbard and the Koch Brothers
Tom Woods on Rothbard and why the KOCHtopus Beltarians dismiss him but why you shouldn't: An Evening with Tom Woods

and those are just for starters.

Indeed, they did a very good job of convincing you.

the Mises v. CATO split is a long discussion, one that's been parsed here ad infinitum in other more in depth posts.

you can find out more, if you want to, here: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-9854783963896813%3A...

yeah... and those are just my replies and posts on the issue. query a general DailyPaul search for "KOCHtopus" you'll spend 50yrs reading through them all.

if you want to know who started the entire Jamie Kirchick's Newsletter attack v. Dr. Paul and began the rumor directly blaming Lew Rockwell as the real supposed author (for anyone who's researched this issue knows that he wasn't), then look no further than the KOCHtopus.

the newsletters attack did NOT begin with the 'movement liberals' as some may believe; it came straight from the bowels of KOCHtopus' Reason-CATO: yes, the supposed "libertarians" who couldn't stand the thought of MILLIONS of Americans finding out libertarianism through the lens of a principally consistent 'hick' country doc converting those said MILLIONS to the ideas and philosophy of voluntaryism, Non-Aggression Principle/Axiom, limited govt, the Fed, Austrian School/free markets, are the ones who decided to sink the very man that would ironically introduce many to Reason Mag and CATO.

Just like Stefan Molyneux who bashed Dr. Paul relentlessly in 2007, then one day figured out that Dr. Paul introduced more people to find Stefan Molyneux, than Stefan Molyneux could ever do on his own in a billion years! After which, he started a passive-aggressive kiss-assing whenever someone would ask him about Ron Paul thereafter; when people did related google and youtube search on "libertarianism" and "free markets," invariably the query results cited Moly's name, occasionally.

In the last five years, you didn't think that for anyone who wanted their Youtube videos or blogposts or news article to go viral, all they had to do was include "ron paul"-wordtag in the description box, did all that for no reason, did you?

And, the KOCHtopus hacks at Reason/CATO finally figured that out, too. So, they simply decided 'may as just go along for the ride'; their coverage of RP2012 was decidedly different. Then again, we do have one REAL ally there: Brian Doherty, though there are a few others.

How do you spot a KOCHtopus hack? Whenever they invoke "free markets" in a speech or interview, they cite "Milton Friedman" and if they want to sound more intellectual, they cite "Hayek," but NEVER "Mises" or "Rothbard."

Say what you will about Rand, but there's a reason why he's very specific in use of his words when he cites "Friedman"; he's targeting RINOs and neocons who speak the rhetoric of freemarkets but don't believe in it. That's why he makes speeches, and Paul the Elder speaks from the heart, even though the content of his speeches rarely change, you know he's speaking off the cuff, where as Rand's 'interviews' are heavily prepped by Rand himself to focus solely on those few key points he wants to get across.

Kinda, maybe an obnoxious characterization, but Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul speaks to the hearts and minds of those who value purity of principle. Rand speaks to those whose hearts and minds are easily swayed by emotive rhetoric.

In closing, as for the KOCHtopus... yeah, we kinda have REAL legitimate reasons why we can't stand those motherf*ckers here.

The likes of Matt Welch of Reason/CATO who's been coattailing R3VOLution's success deludes we have a short memory like neocon RINOs and liberals. WRONG.

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


I would have a wet dream...


Good, CATO supports "Free Trade" and Economic Integration-

It always ends in political unions/supranational collectivist organizations that diminish the rights of individuals.

Republican's Punishment...

Mitt Romney is the Republican's punishment for what they did to Ron Paul...

Yes, very well put.

Yes, very well put.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Well stated in a nutshell.


Oh, I Hope he Makes a 2016 Run!

I feel that the judge is the ultimate successor to Ron Paul if he were to decide to make a 2016 run. He knows the message by heart, is principled and has the capability to energize the grassroots. He would also go after the other candidates, where Ron Paul was more hesitant to.

I read somewhere that

CATO is being taken over by the Koch Bros. Neo-Cons infiltrate everything, perhaps CATO is next?

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

Are the Koch bro. really Neocons?

I'm not sure where they stand exactly, but they do fund libertarian causes quite a bit. Also, the Rabid Left absolutely hates them, which is a good sign that they are doing something right. I've yet to see anything that allows me to pin them down on what foreign policy they may be in favor of. I'm being quite serious here, why do I see all the anti-Koch hate around here without evidence to back it up? Maybe I missed something?

Josh Brueggen
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois

The left

are so rabid towards them because one, they are in the oil biz, and lefties are against petroleum (at least when it comes to people making $ off it, not when they use it to fuel up their vehicles.) and 2 they dump a hell of a lota cash into elections.

As far as neocons,

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a Libertarian would gag at the thought of donating to McConnell.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

They also funded the co-opting of the tea party movement

Yes they are really neocons and have been chipping away at the LP for a long time. Their idea of libertarian is Paul Ryan, Bob Barr and Gary Johnson

really your going to try to

really your going to try to lump gary in with bob barr? show me donations from koch to gary before you spout this BS!

Ron Paul 2016

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Could it be that the Judge is positioning himself for politics?

Getting out of Cato in the right move.

I'd love for Napolitano to

I'd love for Napolitano to run for the US Senate in New Jersey in 2014, although it's unlikely he'll win in such a blue state.

Regardless of what the Judge has planned for the future, Rand Paul should offer to appoint him to the SCOTUS if he runs in 2016.

Support Rand, Amash & other liberty candidates? Check out: http://www.LibertyConservatives.com/

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May all of the Cato insiders implode.

Their money could be used positively instead of attacking real libertarians such as the Cato generated smear of Rothbard with zero facts, buried in the article.
It's good to see the Judge shed his unsavory affiliations -- first Fox and now Cato. May he live long and prosper in the righteous libertarian movement.


The Judge didn't leave Fox. He's on there all the time as a commentator.

The article is about Cato board members playing games, trying to keep share holders from voting by appointing a bunch of new board members unlawfully. Because of this, the Koch brothers sued them for not following their own by-laws.

Can you post a summary of the article?

I can't access the site.