“We need to know that our rights come from our humanity, not the government.” — Judge Andrew Napolitano
Judge Andrew Napolitano happens to be one of my favorite Fox News personalities, and he also happens to be one of the loudest voices in the wilderness decrying government overreach and power.
On Monday Judge Nap was on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart over at Comedy Central. The two don’t usually agree on a lot of things – because Stewart is a diehard liberal and Napolitano is a hardcore libertarian – but the topic of the day brought them together. The subject of their conversation was the loss of civil liberties and the rise of government power (specifically Executive Power).
“When the people are afraid, they will surrender their liberties for safety. So it is in the government’s interest to keep the people afraid.”
“No, it’s not a balance (Between freedom and safety) it’s a BIAS in favor of freedom. Freedom and safety are not equals. Freedom is the default because we are born with freedom.”
We need more influencers like Judge Napolitano who are willing to stand against the overwhelming power of government and for the rights of the individual. If we don’t fight back now, very soon it may be too late…