On Thursday evening, outspoken libertarian Judge Andrew Napolitano joined Glenn Beck to discuss the key tenets of libertarianism. At its core is a belief in upholding individual liberties above all others and curbing the powers of the federal government as much as humanly possible. That’s not to say that libertarians don’t find themselves at odds over other issues.
While libertarians are often aligned with conservatives, there are key issues on which the two affiliations differ, including on abortion, same-sex marriage and drug legalization, to name a few.
Adding clarity to what at times can seem a confusing difference, Napolitano, author of “The Freedom and Answer Book: How the Government Is Taking Away Your Constitutional Freedoms,” explained what libertarianism means to him. While he admitted that some libertarians disagree on the issue of religion, he explained that “no libertarian believes that freedom comes from the government.”
Napolitano and Beck also discussed the importance of the Constitution and limiting the powers of the federal government, themes found in another one of his books “Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom.”
“We know from history, the more laws, the less liberty. The less liberty, the less likely that society will survive as a free society,” Napolitano explained.
The Judge said Obama has stolen powers from Congress. “The president is almost like a prince or a king,” he added.
Napolitano went on to blast the Obama administration’s policy allowing the federal government to kill U.S. citizens in drone strikes.
[TheBlaze's Tiffany Gabbay contributed to this report.]