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Judge Napolitano: Four More Years for the Unwitting Authoritarian

by Judge Andrew Napolitano | Reason

Only in America can a president who inherits a deep recession and whose policies have actually made the effects of that recession worse get re-elected. Only in America can a president who wants the bureaucrats who can't run the Post Office to micromanage the administration of every American's health care get re-elected. Only in America can a president who kills Americans overseas who have never been charged or convicted of a crime get re-elected. And only in America can a president who borrowed and spent more than $5 trillion in fewer than four years, plans to repay none of it and promises to borrow another $5 trillion in his second term get re-elected.

What's going on here?

What is going on is the present-day proof of the truism observed by Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, who rarely agreed on anything in public: When the voters recognize that the public treasury has become a public trough, they will send to Washington not persons who will promote self-reliance and foster an atmosphere of prosperity, but rather those who will give away the most cash and thereby create dependency. This is an attitude that, though present in some localities in the colonial era, was created at the federal level by Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, magnified by FDR, enhanced by LBJ, and eventually joined in by all modern-day Democrats and most contemporary Republicans.

Mitt Romney is one of those Republicans. He is no opponent of federal entitlements, and he basically promised to keep them where they are. Where they are is a cost to taxpayers of about $1.7 trillion a year. Under President Obama, however, the costs have actually increased, and so have the numbers of those who now receive them. Half of the country knows this, and so it has gleefully sent Obama back to office so he can send them more federal cash taken from the other half.

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metalhed19's picture

Judge Andrew Napolitano is a

Judge Andrew Napolitano is a great guy, upvoted solely for that reason. Buy his new book, lets put it on the bestsellers list!

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A voice crying in the wilderness of America...

A voice crying for freedom in the desolate wilderness of America...

BUMP for the Judge!!!

Judge for President

Your all thats left in my opinion. Dr. Paul is retiring, your the last man standing. Tag your it, Judge.

dave anderson

The reason Obama won: The

The reason Obama won: The Republicans didn't pick an anti-war, pro Bill of Rights candidate with a real program to slash the deficit.

Nor will they in 2016

because the same special interest lobbies and corporations will be funding the campaign.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

C_T_CZ's picture

The Judge...

The Judge is one of those few individuals who could represent us in any of the three government branches- executive, judicial, or legislative branches. I certainly hope he throws his hat into the ring at some point.

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof

We need men like Judge Andrew

We need men like Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, G. Edward Griffin and Ron Paul.These are the kind of men of whom our founders would approve, and call them true patriots. Ron Paul is one of the few statesmen we have in congress. We have plenty of politicians.

Bob Marshall