A Conversation with Cato's David Boaz at Freedom Fest 2012


"[President Obama has] done more drone strikes than any president in history, he's deported more illegal immigrants, than any president in history […] more marijuana raids than any president in history. So in that sense, he has a lot to boast about and yet I don't hear him boasting about most of these things," says David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute.

Reason magazine's Matt Welch sat down with Boaz at FreedomFest 2012 to discuss why progressives should be upset with President Obama, how many libertarians are really out there and control of the Cato Institute.

Held each July in Las Vegas, FreedomFest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians a year. ReasonTV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks. For an ever-growing playlist, go here now:

About 6:46 minutes.

Camera by Tracy Oppenheimer and Alex Manning; edited by Paul Detrick.