What if Thanksgiving Exposes the Government? By Andrew P. Napolitano November 28, 2013 What if another Thanksgiving Day is upon us and because of the government we have less to be thankful for than we did at the last one? What if at every Thanksgiving liberty is weakened and the government is strengthened? What if Thanksgiving’s warm and breezy seduction of gratitude is just the government’s way of inducing us to think we should be grateful for it? What if we don’t owe the government any thanks for anything? What if the government owes us back all the freedom and property it has stolen from us? What if the government has produced nothing and owns nothing, save what it has coerced us to give it? What if the courts have ruled that the government can lie and cheat with impunity in order to acquire our property or assault our freedoms?
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By the time the Clintons Beverly-Hillbilly’d their way into the Logic Free Zone, Whitewater, Web Hubble, Jennifer Flowers, Red Bone, Barry Seal were early cannon fodder for talk show hosts like me doing AM Drive on a DC station; it was hot stuff. Guests were high profile and deep into the weeds of the scandals (a good thing). Despite the Herculean efforts of reporters and editorial writers at the Washington Times (DC’s “other” newspaper), talk show hosts such my colleagues at WWRC and authors like James Bovard (“ Feeling Your Pain ”) did our best by crying “Clinton!” to warn the public danger was at the door and wanted a seat at the dinner table. The Constitution was the entre with a side order of Rights. But most historical accounts record (verbatim) “ Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history”, thrilling the Wall St – DC “Axis of Crony Capitalism” and tamping down any bad news.
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During my weekly chat, “ Judging Freedom ” with FOX News Senior Judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano , at the Libertas Media Project , we spent considerable time decrying the recently revealed (and elevated) state of spying as practiced by the Obama administration. We agreed the situation has deteriorated to the point among those paying attention where “surprise” and “outrage” have been replaced with “suspicions confirmed”. The Judge wrote: “ Either the president knew of this and has denied it, or he is invincibly ignorant of the forces he has unleashed on us and on himself…What are the consequences of a president spying on himself? What does this mean for the rest of us?