The Political Operatives: My Conversation with Judge Andrew Napolitano
On myriad occasions, I have argued that the peril of non-interventionism is that at some point it leads to isolationism, and that the peril of isolationism is that at some point it can lead to idealism and ignorance.
I’ll be the first to stand up and applaud his domestic policy, but when it comes to all matters foreign policy and national security, Congressman Ron Paul has indeed reached the point of idealism and ignorance, and a foreign policy and national security worldview based upon rainbows, unicorn farts, and blind faith in those who want to murder us is going to get a lot of good people killed.
I am happy and honored to call Jason Whitman a new friend following our introduction at BlogCon in Denver, Colorado in November. He and I see eye-to-eye on all sorts of things, from everything from politics to personal finance to green chili breakfast burritos. The linked piece here is an accounting of a fantastic and enlightening conversation that he had with noted libertarian and admitted Ron Paul supporter Judge Andrew Napolitano via Twitter.
The nature of the conversation in the piece linked above makes it near impossible to excerpt effectively. Still, the conversation is worth looking at, as it reinforces the overt threat to national security that is the idyllic worldview espoused by Congressman Paul and many of his supporters.