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Liberty Batteries Charged at Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch


What an awesome day I had yesterday! Wow! I’ll give more details about the CPAC conference later. Right now I’ll just talk about the Big Highlight of the day — Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Freedom Watch, which was done live at the conference.

Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune of doing lots of radio and television shows as a guest, but Freedom Watch tops the list in terms of pure fun and enjoyment. Of course, the catalyst is the judge himself, who is so filled with passion for liberty that it practically spills out of him.

There were two panels, the first consisting of Tom Woods, Tom DiLorenzo, and me, and the second consisting of David Boaz, a talk-show host from Sirius XM whose name I’m sorry to say I can’t remember, and me.

The judge started out like a freedom battery charger — immediately doing what he does best — pumping bursts of pro-liberty energy into the show.

But what really made the event was the audience because it consisted of a big group of college students who have real fire in the belly for freedom and who obviously idolize the judge. They’re part of a variety of pro-freedom organizations, which I’ll talk about in a later blog, that are offshoots of the Ron Paul presidential campaign.

So, while Judge Napolitano was the prime battery charger, you had all those young people upping the amps big time with spontaneous cheers and applauses every time the judge or the panelists made a libertarian remark, which was just about every minute.

It was awesome! You could really feel the positive pro-liberty energy in that room, which served to pump up the panelists.

I could talk about how the program went, but it would be an inadequate substitute for actually seeing the program itself. It was nothing but pure fun and enjoyment, and so I highly recommend watching it in its entirety. I’m sure it will be posted soon at the Freedom Watch website. Be prepared to have your liberty batteries energized!

REMINDER: We’re going to do our best to live-stream our panel at CPAC tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 pm ET: Here’s the link to go to: http://www.ustream.tv/futureoffreedom. The theme is: “Why Real Conservatives Should Reject the War on Terror,” which is certain to be a bit controversial, given that it will bring a strong dose of much-needed libertarian foreign–policy perspectives into this big conference of conservatism. The panelists will be: Karen Kwiatkowski, Bruce Fein, Philip Giraldi, and me. We’re also going to try to record the event but we’re not sure yet whether that’s going to be possible. If we do pull it off, we will of course post it on the FFF website.

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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.