Feb 112008

I’ve never watched The Colbert Report, so I need to give a big thank you to Marisa of Marisa’s Dandelion Patch for the heads up on this great quote. Andrew P. Napolitano a former New Jersey Superior Court judge, is now an analyst for Fox News Channel. He’s also the author of several books, the latest of which, A Nation Of Sheep came out last October. I have read parts of the book and found it rather interesting. It’s a highly recommended read for all of those who still think the government’s just doing what it must to keep ‘us’ safe. But I wanted to share this amazing quote with y’all. Colbert was pressing Napolitano on the question of “what’s wrong with sheep?” when the former judge stated the following-

Freedom is the default position.

Everything the government does takes away some of our freedom…

That’s why we have to watch everything the government does…

That’s why we have a constitution, to restrain the government.

It’s great to hear someone get it right for a change. The Constitution doesn’t grant us rights in any way shape or form. Its sole purpose is to place liits on the government itself in order to protect our rights.

Here’s the video for those who would like to see it for themselves-

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