Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (courtesy heritagemalta.org)

“If the government secretly can put an American’s name on a secret list and, as a result, his liberty is lost, then there are no freedoms — just government-granted privileges. And if it can do this to the natural rights to travel and self-defense, can other fundamental rights be far behind?” – Judge Andrew P. Napolitano in Guns and your government: Why ‘No Fly, No Buy’ means no freedom [via foxnews.com]

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43 Responses to Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Judge Andrew Napolitano Sounds the Alarm!

  1. ‘…then there are no freedoms — just government-granted privileges.’

    I’m pretty sure that’s their goal, Judge.

    • I am pretty sure that would be Democrat Utopia and you only have to look at the EU for an example. There are those who HATE freedom because they can’t make people think or do as they would like. There are those who believe that everyone should think and act one and only one way — they believe that there should be a collective.

      In the post Brexit coverage you heard the word “collective” many times — how dare those people who voted out want to think in a different way — there is only one EU way of thinking.

  2. Nailed it.

    This is about as simple an explanation as it gets, and yet, it will still sail right over the heads of those who would prefer government granted privliges over the responsibilities inherent with being free.

  3. name on a secret list and, as a result, his liberty is lost, then there are no freedoms — just government-granted privileges. And if it can do this to the natural rights to travel and self-defense, can other fundamental rights be far behind?”
    Silly boy. Serfs have no inherent rights, they exist to merely serve the Soviet Socialist State of Oceania.
    Piss boy! Here piss boy! Ahhh…..It’s good to be the King!

  4. That’s the Liberals plans for all of us eventually. No rights just decreed powers al to those who aren’t as big as they are.
    Look at Venezuela now. People have nothing. The are expecting the government to give them all. The richest women in the country. Hugo Chavez’s daughter. Who never worked a day in her life.

  5. Judge Napolitano is correct. Once the Government can put you on a list and deny your rights just because you are on a list….liberty is dead. What the Democrats are trying to do puts the burden of proving your innocence on you rather than on your accuser as the Constitution specifies.

        • @Scottlac “Ms. Feinstein, liberty is not a loophole.” Exactly! Liberty as a “loophole” is a new low, even for Di-Fi. Seems the word “loophole” is a new “Obama Magic Word” to rationalize the denial of rights.

      • Yep. She usually is more cautious about stating her fascist point of view so openly. I am so used to her blatant disregard for the Constitution that the video clip is exactly what I’d expect from her. Thanks for the video.

      • Sincerely Mrs. Fienstein,

        Hi, I’m one of your constituents and I would just like to say with a full heart, please, PLEASE go phuck yourself.

        If you want any citizen of this nation to prove their innocence you only need to look at a rather small piece of paper, called the Constitution of the United States, in which every citizen is innocent until proven guilty, NOT the other way around.

        So take your self-righteous tyranny and Fexit out of the Senate. You protect NO ONE with your abysmal record as a senator, you are putting lives at risk by removing my fellow Californians RTKBA. Please, with as much effort as you can muster, pull your lip over your head and stay like that for a couple months, or grab your neck skin turkey waddle neck and wrap your face with it for 6 months, respectfully.

  6. Welcome to the Fourth Reich. Complete with the Obama / Clinton czars of the Homeland and DHS/TSA/ATF as the new jack-booted thug enforcers.

    Civil War 2.0. Thanks, Obama…

    • NRA – ILA , Second Amendment Foundation , GOA , Firearm Policy Coalition ALL should be filing a PILE of lawsuits to STOP the bills pending in California …….. BEFORE they become law there , BEFORE they threaten the rest of the U.S.A. — Read this NAZI bullshit // AB – 1664 , AB – 1673 , AB – 1674 , AB – 1695 , AB 2607.

      Then we have this little gem – from the Alan Korwin article over at AMMOLAND , under gun rights.
      From Text of commerce bill amendments on No – Fly / Buy.: HR – 2578.

      ” NO district court of the United States or court of appeals of the United States shall have jurisdiction to Consider the Lawfulness or CONSTITUTIONALITY of this section. ”

      In other words , the law is SO BAD they had to shield it from ANY review. ( Is This Not TREASON ? )

      • That wording of the law is unconstitutional itself, there by making the whole law unconstitutional. Whoever sponsored that bill is guilty of violating their oath of office and so should be removed.

        • Not so. The constitution provides that Congress shall establish courts as it sees fit, and determine the jurisdictions of same. (Articles I and III)

  7. Exactly. I don’t understand why this is so complicated for some people. In this country you are innocent until proven guilty – and them secretly putting you on a secret watchlist is the opposite of that – (cough cough Feinstein).

  8. Uncommon posted this in another article with the video of her saying it:

    Then you can petition, and prove that you are innocent, and get off of the watch list. – senator Diane Feinstein.

  9. I’ve always had the utmost respect for Judge Napolitano because of his consistency regarding the Constitution and personal liberty. He’s exactly right on this issue. Tyrants throughout history have promised security to the people in exchange for their relinquishment of personal liberty and it has always results in a loss of both. And, once liberty is lost, it’s very, very difficult to regain it.

    • Whoever becomes the actual Republican nominee for president, and gets elected, Judge Napalitano needs to be very near the top of their short list to replace Scalia.

      Mark Levin should be right behind, but I doubt he would accept the nomination – he has a very bad perception of SCOTUS.

      • I can visualize Levin on the Supreme Court’s bench during oral arguments – His face turning purple with rage as he he screams at a plaintiff’s council:

        “You’re a moron! There! I said it! Get out of this court!”

        *sigh*

  10. Ok, I think I like this forum. However, somebody needs to take a look at todays Recommended for You. Holy stupid batman. Five, count em, five idiots all lined up in a row from three years ago. No matter your views on torture this is too much. I know, I know just don’t read them. Well I didn’t know this forum three years ago so I started reading. After the first one I figured the next one has got to be better. Nope. All just awful. As my niece the nurse says “nurses can’t fix stupid but they can sedate it”. I was thinking about having breakfast but you have put me off my feed and my coffee and that makes me a danger to myself and others.

    • “As my niece the nurse says “nurses can’t fix stupid but they can sedate it”.”

      If she’s working midnights and they piss her off enough, she can do better than just sedate ’em…

      *snicker*

    • Protecting the sanctity and dignity of human life from evil is a righteous endeavor. I would rather think that anyone who dies in the process of protecting the sanctity and dignity of human life will end up in Heaven, not Hell … but that is a different discussion entirely.

  11. You better watch out
    You better not cry
    Better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Big Brother is coming to town

    He’s making a list
    And checking it twice;
    Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice
    Big Brother is coming to town

    He sees you when you’re sleeping
    He knows when you’re awake
    He knows if you’ve been bad or good
    So be good for goodness sake!

    O! You better watch out!
    You better not cry
    Better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Big Brother is coming to town
    Big Brother is coming to town

    You’ve been warned!

  12. It is time for the Senate Judiciary to start ADVISING Dearleader PUTUS. The damn fool obviously needs help/a clue.

    Judiciary and full Senate to approve Judge Napolitano for the Supreme Court. Then send it forward to SOB at 1600 Pn Ave. If doesn;t like that then approve Ted Cruz, Jeanine Pirro, Roy Moore. One proven conservative a week until the position is filled.

  13. One of the few good ones left at FOX news. Yeah A Supreme sounds right…not holding my breath on that one.

  14. I’m sure things have changed but then again knowing how slow government bureaucracy is… I or my name was on the NO FLY list one time in the last 5 years. I could not get a boarding pass for a flight on line or at the kiosk. I had to go to the desk. She asked for my ID and wrote something down in a 3 ring binder, printed my boarding pass and I was on my way. She did tell me where to go on line to get my name cleared from the list. I had to make photo copies of DL, BC and Passport and send them in. I think I got a form letter back saying pretty much nothing. Never had the same problem again. My point is it was then and probably is now a bunch of nothing. The list won’t prevent anyone from flying or buying a gun. I agree with The Judge in principal but he sees everything as an assault on the constitution. I don’t understand how there can be a list or lists of names of people that someone has decided are too dangerous to allow on a commercial airline and yet are allowed to walk the streets. WHY AREN”T THESE PEOPLE BEHIND BARS OR BEING DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY?

    • “WHY AREN’T THESE PEOPLE BEHIND BARS OR BEING DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY?”

      Because they haven’t committed nor been charged with any actual crimes. That would require due process.

      • I would say they are not terrorist at all. Just political dissidents who exposed government tyranny, machinations, and corruption.

  15. Can we be honest with ourselves? People just naturally want to choke-off the ability of other people to do, say and have things we don’t like. Demoncrats are just more capable, and more motivated.

  16. But we’re far better off than communist Russia because…………because…………hold on somebody’s knocking on the door…………….

  17. I am my own and only security. I have no permits or licenses regarding firearms and will not submit to any. I still have and use the first rifle I got when I was 8. Purchased it myself 49 years ago, for $58.00, no papers to file. He just counted my money said good and handed me a box of bullets free. A dandy little 22, that now has a big old scope that I can shoot dimes at a 100 yds with it, no problem all day long. And there have been sooo many, I really can’t remember them all. I’ve tried to avoid the whole FFL thing as much as possible and got a lot of nice stuff during the first ban so much so I thought it was a joke. So f**k em if they can’t take a joke. The 2A is my government permit to my God given Right to protect myself from anything especially them.

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