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Tonight on the docket why it's dangerous to be right when the government is wrong what is it about Capitol Hill that.
-- Fidelity to the constitution.
People will carry the torch for liberty and rights endowed by our creator.
And protected by a document that's more than 200 years old find themselves alienating those very principles once they get to the nation's capital.
For example -- -- Michigan senator Spencer Abraham first campaign that ending the Department of Energy.
And after -- became a senator even bonds legislation to do just that.
Fast forward a few a few years later in the same manner wanted to and the Department of Energy became the head of another example is perhaps to have -- As the dean of Yale Law School He railed against President -- spying.
And war making and torturing and where does it work now for the Obama administration's State Department as a legal advisor.
And what it -- whether He died just do but justify legally in the murder of an American by the president.
What is it about Washington the change their perspective.
How did Washington lead them astray.
Pointing -- the federal government's ineptitude on a daily basis here on freedom watch and in mine who want.
Dangerous to be right when the government is wrong is not likely to endear me to the federal government I know that.
But making his personal freedom has always bed and we'll continue to be.
The very reason for this shows existence.
For those of you question the big government nanny state oversight -- -- upon us by politicians who reject the constitution.
Freedom watch stands with you.
My next guest stands with you true.
He says that if He becomes the president He won't fall into the same trap as many have -- gone before him when it comes to Fidelity to the constitution.
Here to discuss freedom and the constitution.
-- -- Mexico governor Gary Johnson.
Republican presidential candidate.
-- -- you don't wanna talk about this but one would not know your personal welcome.
It was a pleasure one would not know you're a Republican presidential candidate from watching the debates are the debates and effective means of communicating your message.
Each totally effective means -- but I'm being excluded from the debates because I'm not in the polls.
And when I'm not in polls the criteria for the debates is that you have to have a certain.
Showing in the polls and if you're not in the polls you that counts as a zero much not -- John Huntsman Rick Santorum -- down in single digits and they get to appear.
On those that it's not -- it's not fair by any measurement so whatsoever for CNN polls -- 2% the last three CNN polls my name hasn't been on the poll and that.
Counts as a zero how effective aide and campaign for president are you waging stated differently or you wisely.
Investing your time at this point in your career in trying to become president when it -- media almost owned FT.
Well I I'll walk away from the experience of the doesn't work out knowing that -- there's.
You know what there's some self satisfaction and that there is.
Or a why is it.
That people get to Washington and they forget -- small government roots even Tea Party members of congress suddenly start voting to let the government borrow and spend money that it never intense debate.
It's a it's money it its money you know I went down to occupy Wall Street last night and I share that I share in the outraged that this is an unfair system.
That's this is is that it is a system that unfair.
Unfairly advantages you.
Individuals groups corporations that are well connected politically dollars should that crowd.
That you visited with in -- Wall Street in front of Wall Street or in Wall Street or should -- be in front of the capitol building stated differently.
-- of the bank's fault that the governments -- starved cash down their throats.
They should be they should be outside of Washington is what they should do look there's all sorts of talk about why it wasn't their criminal prosecution.
Well maybe prosecution of home -- Actually that that -- what should've happened is that they should have been allowed to fail.
They made horrible decisions they weren't allowed to -- -- we had capitalism on the way up and communism on the way down that is the out.
Vote for TARP and the stimulus programs and in -- the ideology.
That the government could provide a safety net and the government really means the tax.
As opposed to providing leadership.
You know this is about getting reelected and the fear that -- system's gonna collapse and where where the principles where the principals.
When the system in my opinion would not have collapsed.
Well you know this this is leadership.
Politics should be about leadership it shouldn't be about holding office and protecting you when I from everything it is that's gonna get less and less I guess we'll actually.
Especially if it's the consequences of our own behavior you met with a crowd and occupy Wall Street.
You also met with some -- needs of which is now governor Johnson what was that all about.
Well that was about that that notion that we should have freedom of religion and and by that.
You know do want to others as others would do want to -- these are these are people that follow that same.
That that same fundamental beliefs -- the -- and which is libertarians.
Opinions and you know what they're their good hearted individuals that really don't necessarily wanna see a religion -- -- arrived at probably don't want to hear me say this but god bless them.
And thanks to Bergen -- sort of -- us governor jobless.
It's a pleasure of the last night -- Nightline and another that.
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