Judge Napolitano talks about the appeal & future of libertarianism

On Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn sat down with Judge Andrew Napolitano, author of Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom, to talk about the future of the libertarian movement in the United States. As the Republican and Democratic parties continue to fail the American people, Judge Napolitano explained why libertarian ideals have the power to appeal to both sides of the political spectrum. Small government, personal responsibility, and individual liberty is not partisan – its principle.

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So what is the future of the libertarian movement? Judge Napolitano and Glenn agreed that we are in the midst of some of the most trying times we have faced as a nation, and by 2016, Judge Napolitano believes the American electorate will react by moving in a libertarian direction.

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    I hope he is right, if we fail to move towards a more libertarian approach, then our collapse into communism will be complete.

  • Anonymous

    Freedom and Permissiveness are not the same but are commonly confused and some people *just don’t care*.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

    And by libertarian these fools mean traditionalist states’ rights conservatism of where the state can tell you who can marry and what not to put into your body, but not the fed.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t find any record that the judge holds any of these views. I know for a fact that he doesn’t believe that the state can tell you what to put into your body. He mentions this at 3:35 in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiXup3fWX7w.

    Can you provide links to support your claims?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    God you are such a moron and side with liberalism which wants to dictates everything on how to live from what you can eat drink to guns to worshiping a man words because he is a black liberal that happens to be president but not allowed to be a Christian openly without atheist dickheads suing the hell out of people. you liberals rewrite the Constitution on a daily basest just to fit your sick twisted dreams of stamping out anyone with a different view point.libertarian means one who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state. One who believes in free will. So again moron learn freaken facts before you make bull shit claims and stop siding with idiots that want to micro manage everyone’s lives. Oh by the way dickhead both support the right for gay couples to be together.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    This man is a fool and never knows what in the hell he is even talking about so it might be a good idea not trying to reason with him for he is wearing his I hate Jesus atheist propaganda glasses again.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    I may not be libertarian  a  but I would gladly vote for them.

  • greywolfrs

    Wrong, you obviously have never read the Constitution or have the first clue what Libertarians are saying. The Constitution specifically states what the Federal government’s function are, if you read tyhe Constitution, you will see that everything else is reserved for the states and the PEOPLE, respectively.

    You are a dumb little kid, so I shouldn’t expect too much of you.

  • greywolfrs

    He claims that the state can tell people who they can marry and what can and can not be put into one’s body. He also claims those are Libertarian ideas, which is completely false. He never bothered to find out for himself, he is going by the standard talking points on Libertarianism.

    Libertarians don’t really care who gets married and think ALL government should have nothing to do with it. Libertarians do NOT believe in prohibition of any kind, at any level.

    He is a stupid little kid…

  • greywolfrs

    Most Independents are socially liberal but fiscally conservative. Independents are the largest voting block in the country. Once they get tired of voting for the “lesser of two evils,” the Republicans and Democraps are in for rude awakening. Neither side has the right to limit people’s freedom and they are both trying to do it. Both sides are spending too much money, getting us into more debt than we can possibly sustain. That is how Libertarianism will become prominent and why it will.

    There will be people on both sides the hold on to their views and try to fight it, but they WILL lose. Take Skyler, his lies from the left will be seen to be just as extreme as the lies from the right. Most people are tired of both side’s lies.

  • Anonymous

    I am kinda leaning the way of the Libertarians.   I am sick of the Dems and Republicans.  In Government all together.  May be the third party.

  • Anonymous

    You know Sam we have to reach an agreement on who we will support, otherwise, we are stuck with another person who does not think, feel, say, live, etc the way we think everyone should.  We have to do something because our great Country will not survive much longer.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Yes but this guy is a lost cause.

  • Anonymous

    June, I became fed up w/the D’s and R’s after the fiasco in FL in 2000.  That’s when I
    registered as a Libertarian.  

  • Anonymous

    For many years, I have watched the Republican party become increasingly the “me too!” party, copying the Democratic promises of pie in the sky by and by. It has now become nearly complete, with only a few “mavericks” like Lee and Paul that hold to the principles of the Constitution.

    The ”new” terms (new to me) like “libertarian” and so on, I struggle with using them correctly. The best I can do with “libertarian” is look at the root — liberty. That I can agree with. The others I still work at understanding in all their ramifications.

    The best I/we can do is to look at their actions, since they speak louder than words, or labels.

    Remember Benghazi. Who said, “Stand down.”?

    Laus Deo

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

    You fucks don’t get it when it comes to libertarianism. Napolitano is against the federal government getting involved in matters such as marriage, sex, drugs and what not. Ya know what, so do I. But to him it is perfectly fine for the state or local government to get involved in such matters. Constitution aside, how is it more moral for a smaller authority to dictate such matters? Again, Constitution aside, why is it when the federal government bans gay marriage it is wrong and tyrannical. But when the state government does it, it is all fine and dandy? Most libertarians are against the government in general getting involved in such matters hence these two schmuks are not real libertarians. Like Penn Jillette – liberal on social issues, conservative on fiscal issues. Both of these tools are still being conservative re-actionary traditionalists tools on all and every kind of issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.r.melone Ronald R. Melone

    you can surely make your point without profanity.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, neither one claimed to be Libertarian, they were simply speaking about it and why this country is moving in that direction. Libertarians are not saying it is “perfectly fine” for state government to be involved in those things, but by the Constitution, if those things are to be regulated or prohibited, it would be by state governments, NOT the Feds.

    Read the Constitution: everything not SPECIFICALLY outlined for the Feds is for tyhe STAES and PEOPLE respectively.

    You are being a stupid indoctrinated little kid on every and ALL issues, dunce. 

    You must be vicki tiffany’s retarded son.

  • greywolfrs

    You had better tell the rest of the Republicans, there are a lot of them who don’t seem to get it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     So if a state or people vote to outlaw gay marriage or marijuana than that is ok because it is spelled out in the Constitution. Morality aside, that basis is fine, right? Fine, what if the people vote to mandate everyone to be Christian, no Jews or Muslims allowed. Well the people or the state decided on it, so it’s okay in the Constitution, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     Oh fuck off, nobody cares. Am I hurting your virgin conservative ears?

  • greywolfrs

    Wrong. You are a complete moron. Read the Constitution and the FIRST AMENDMENT. Everyone has the right to FREEDOM OF RELIGION.
    Stupid little kid.

  • Anonymous

    Ronald, apparently there are some who can not make a point without using
    profanity.  There are some with rather limited vocabulary.

  • LifeLiberty

     No such thing as “Constitution aside”, that kind of thinking is why we, as a country, are in the boat we’re in.

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  • Guest

    Hear hear; a refreshing bit of truth telling on this re-actionary website.

  • Boo2

    You are a total punk moron! See?? I didn’t swear butt very plainly called you what you are! Oh nuts! I forgot one. IMATURE BRAT!!

  • Boo2

    Grow up little boy! Just as we have a right to keep & bear arms, people of any religion have the freedom of religion, NOT freedom FROM religion. That, little boy, is what the liberals & Rino’s want….freedom FROM RELIGION.
    Don’t you realize all this…crap from the left is leading to End Times?! Oh never mind. You probably think that’s a fairy tale too. Your loss. Butt, “….EVERY knee shall bow, EVERY tongue WILL confess…Jesus Christ is Lord!”.

  • Md Israel

    The irony is that socially anything goes, but all other freedoms are denied.