Reasoners on The Freedom Watch With Da Judge: Nick Gillespie Talks Down Presidents on Their Very Special Day


Because freedom isn't free and even though death takes a holiday every now and then but tyranny works 365 days a year, Reason's Nick Gillespie will appear on a very special Presidents Day episode of Fox Business' Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano. (Hey, isn't every day Presidents Day, at least since John "The Hermaphrodite" Adams, Chimpy McHitler and Barack Saddam Hussein Bin Laden Obama shredded the Constitution and turned it into confetti for that Bilderberger victory parade at Walt Disney's private island hideaway?).

The Judge's show airs at 8pm ET on Fox Business channel (go here for more details) and the theme tonight is just how bad many of our most venerated presidents really were when it comes to adhering to the principle of limited government and maximizing individual liberty. Along with Gillespie, who has never voted for a winning presidential candidate, other guests throughout the hour include former Nixon assistant Monica Crowley, economist Thomas DiLorenzo, and historian Thomas Woods.

Warning: Gillespie actually says something good about FDR.

Go here for Reason's Judge Napolitano archive, which includes several print and video interviews and articles by the man himself.

Just last week, Nick Gillespie appeared on Freedom Watch to discuss balancing the federal budget and Reason's Shikha Dalmia appeared to talk about how overblown fears about Al Qaeda are distorting defense priorities. Here's the Judge and Dalmia:

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  1. Don’t forget to motherfuck that horrible bastard Wilson.

  2. Add to that list FDR and Roosevelt.


    1. You are such a fucking dipshit. Please, PLEASE stop calling yourself a libertarian. You are a conservative moron.

      1. Why do you get to decide?

      2. Jawolt, mein fuhrer! It is YOU who decides vat people get to call themselves.

  3. I understand the point that Ms.Dalmia is trying to make in that Al Qaeda inspires more “lone wolf” attack attempts than actual organized specific group attacks like the 9/11 flight teams. But she seems to believe that the idea of Al Qaeda or any other Islamic terrorist group attacking America again in an organized structured attack as they have previously is unrealistic.

    Judge makes the point that the failed NYC bomber and the Underwear bomber prove otherwise, and Ms. Dalmia defends her point by saying that these were isolated lone wolf attacks.

    But they weren’t. The Underwear bomber was essentially testing a reasonably complicated combination of chemicals mixed in the underpants that would cause a large explosion. There is video of him specifically training at Al-qaeda camps in Shabwah province in Yemen ( http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/…..d=10479470 ) prior to his attack attempt.

    This is evidence that these attacks are not “lone-wolf” isolated events. Whether or not Al Qaeda is still a threat in the way it was on 9/11 remains to be seen, but clearly they remain a threat and are capable of causing a lot of damage and death if they were successful.

    I’m also tired of Dalmia harping on about Bush and Iraq by using the WMD argument. WMD’s were not the only reason we went there, and yes, they were supporting international Islamic terrorists in the country, no matter how much she wants to deny it. Zarqawi fled Afghanistan after US troops arrived post 9/11, and went straight to Iraq with all of his buddies. I’m tired of people ignoring this reality.

  4. Warning: Gillespie actually says something good about FDR.

    FDR is dead.

    There. I too said something good about FDR.

    1. The only thing I can think of is ending the War on Alcohol…

    2. Whenever I get into an argument with a lefty, I always set up the “FDR trap”, which they never fail to fall for. Lincoln is another good one (works for TEAM RED and TEAM BLUE).

      If lefties complain that people were starving during the Great Depression, I ask why FDR found it necessary to burn people’s crops if they grew more than their quota. Wouldn’t more crops be better if people were starving?

      But the easiest trap to lay is the obvious one: the Japanese internment. Press home that one if you really want to see a lefty squirm. Listen as you hear the Bushisms fall out of their mouth in defense of their hero. “National security”, “desperate times”, “people in glass houses sink ships”, etc.

    3. Probably referring to FDR thinking that unions would not work in the public sector.

  5. Should be interesting to see how that turns out dude.


  6. The name “President’s Day” has only slightly more official status than “Turkey Day” for Thanksgiving, in that I understand there are some states that have adopted that name for the holiday, although federally the official name is still Washington’s Birthday. Last I remember, though, his actual birthday was still in doubt — something about whether it might’ve been before or after midnight on the night of the 21st or 22nd, or by the Julian calendar, or something.

  7. Gallup: Americans Say Reagan the Greatest U.S. President


  8. ” Gillespie actually says something good about FDR.”

    About the only good thing I can think of about him is that he was opposed to public sector labor unions.

    1. Exactly how is that good, Hitler?

  9. Peasants?!?!

    What the fuck??

    Is Dalmia some weird caste system monarchist?

    Who the fuck calls anyone a peasant?

    Also weren’t all the 9/11 suicide guys college educated?

    So it is not education that makes them peasants…or occupation (i don’t think any of them were farmers….I guess Dalmia means either class or race.

    1. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/peasant

      a member of a class of persons, as in europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank.

      I imagine most of the Al Qaeda foot soldiers the US is fighting in Afghanistan (which is what she was referring to) would easily fit into that label.

      1. a member of a class of persons, as in europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank.

        This also describes almost all American soldiers for its first 150 years and a large portion of its modern force.

        Personally I think her use of the word “peasant” is more descriptive of her point of view then it is a description of Al Qaeda. When the fuck did this become about class?

        Maybe I am just sensitive because of a particular character in Red Dead Redemption keeps using the word. He is sort of a prick….i hope i get a chance to hog tie him, take him out to the desert and shoot him in the head after dragging him behind my horse for a good 10 min.

  10. I asked my cablesystem if they carried the Fox Business Network, and the girl on the other end of the line said “I never heard of it, but you can now get the Oprah Winfrey Network”.

    Maybe Gillespie and John Stossel ought to consider switching.

  11. if they grew more than their quota. Wouldn’t more crops be better if people were starving?

  12. i do not know what had happened

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