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One of the Best Libertarian Events Ever!


Yesterday, I participated in one of the most exciting and enjoyable libertarian events in the 30 years since I discovered libertarianism. The event was the first-ever live broadcast of Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Internet program “Freedom Watch,” which was broadcast from Drexel University.

How did the event get established? A group of libertarians at Drexel came up with the idea of inviting Judge Napolitano to have a special edition of “Freedom Watch” at their school. They contacted him, and he quickly agreed. That entrepreneurship ended up bringing about one of the best events in the history of the libertarian movement.

I’ve previously blogged about Judge Napolitano’s show. It is nothing less than a libertarian phenomenon. Here is the legal commentator for Fox News, the most conservative network on television, advancing hard-core, pure libertarianism on an Internet program that is hosted by Fox News itself.

When was the last time that you saw a host on Fox News attacking not only liberal statists but conservative statists too … criticizing the drug war and passionately arguing that it violates the principles of individual freedom … condemning the undeclared wars on Iraq and Afghanistan … criticizing the severe infringements on civil liberties that have accompanied the “war on terrorism” … and castigating torture and calling for prosecutions of all those involved, even if they go all the way to the top?

You’ll see all that … and more when you watch the video of yesterday’s program.

This ain’t your parents’ Fox News! This is Judge Andrew Napolitano’s “Freedom Watch” on Fox News!

I cannot begin to describe how great this program was. You owe it to yourself to take the time to watch this program. They don’t have it online yet but I’m sure they will very soon. Here’s the link to where you will find it: http://freedomwatchonfox.com.

But I haven’t even given you the highlight of the program yet — the part that will absolutely fire up your libertarian engines like never before.

The students.

You will absolutely be bowled over when you listen to the students who were on the panel answering Judge Napolitano’s questions. Every time they answered one of the judge’s questions, I felt like I was in libertarian heaven. The answers were not only hard-core, they were eloquent. And they reflected a depth of knowledge that could only come from countless hours of ardent study of libertarianism and Austrian economics. Above all, what exuded through every one of these students was a deep, passionate love of liberty.

Are you feeling despondent about the situation in the United States? Are you thinking that we just don’t have a chance to restore liberty to our land?

Watch this video. It might well be the best tonic and picker-upper you’ll ever have.

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Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.