VIDEO: Defend Freedom – Featuring Judge Andrew Napolitano
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11/30/2009 6:59 PM
Thank you for all this. Very nicely done and generous of you.
Andrew P. Napolitano
Senior Judicial Analyst
Fox News Channel
“In the long history of the world, very few generations have been granted the role defending freedom in it’s maximum hour of danger. This is that moment, and you are that generation and now is our time to defend our freedom.”
I began the video with a photo of the Statue of Liberty because it represents individual freedom and freedom is what made America great. Previously there was much less freedom for the individual.
The video features Judge Andrew Napolitano speaking at the Columbus Ohio Tea Party in August of 2009. Judge Napolitano tells his audience that they are the generation chosen to defend freedom. Napolitano was a state judge in New Jersey, wrote the book Constitutional Chaos, and is the host of Freedom Watch on Foxnews.com.
Also featured in the video are some of the current and future leaders of our generation who I believe will lead the next American revolution.
- Peter Schiff. Running for Senate in Connecticut and wrote Crash Proof 2.0
- Glenn Beck. Host of the Glenn Beck show on Fox and author of Common Sense
- Ron Paul. Congressman from Texas and author of End the Fed and the historic bill to audit the fed
- Ron Paul’s son Rand Paul. Running for Senate in Kentucky
- Michele Bachmann. Congresswoman from Minnesota
- Sarah Palin. Former Governor of Alaska and author of Going Rogue
This new revolution, based on libertarian principles of minimum government and maximum freedom, will bring back the political and economic system that made America great and it’s people the happiest and most prosperous. The video also mentions the Tenth Amendment, which is part of the bill of rights:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Judge states:
“The power that the states gave to the federal government they can take back.”
Supporting the Judge’s statement is a quote by James Madison:
“The Constitution of the United States was formed by the sanction of the states, given by each in its sovereign capacity.”
This means the final arbiter of what is constitutional is the States, not the Supreme Court. Here is the full quote:
“It adds to the stability and dignity, as well as to the authority, of the Constitution, that it rests on this legitimate and solid foundation. The states, then, being the parties to the constitutional compact, and in their sovereign capacity, it follows of necessity that there can be no tribunal, above their authority, to decide, in the last resort, whether the compact made by them be violated; and consequently, that, as the parties to it, they must themselves decide, in the last resort, such questions as may be of sufficient magnitude to require their interposition.” – James Madison
Using the tenthamendmentcenter.com I list the states that have current or pending state sovereignty resolutions. A sovereignty resolution declares that the state is sovereign and has the right to nullify a federal law it deems unconstitutional. As of this date, thirty eight states have or will soon have enacted a sovereignty resolution.