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Our first guest tonight at the undisputed king of cable news dominating the ratings for a decade.
Bill O'Reilly and I may disagree on a few things including matters involving the constitution.
But we are also good friends and colleagues a few minutes ago I asked him about his views on the constitution.
And the source of individual rights yeah.
Yeah -- argued about the constitution and human freedom for the past thirteen years -- we've been working here wanna ask you couple questions about it.
All right do you want to live your life the way you want or the way the government tells you.
Of course way I want okay.
Do you believe that that government is best which governs least.
Yeah I mean generally speaking the -- has to be some kind of safety net situation for people who get leukemia.
Or -- you know people who.
Through no fault of their own find themselves a circumstance where that is dire and I think we as Judeo Christian nation founded on those tenants.
Have to help those.
No I'm talking about safety nets that are efficiently run that gave people who.
-- Our disadvantage a chance to succeeded to pursue happiness I think those programs.
Should be there should need a big government institution of the federal government stay within the confines of the constitution -- but they you know the debate is what does -- constitutions say that's what we have all day long in this country.
But yes of course but if the constitution doesn't authorize the government to do something.
No matter how noble that thing may be the government shouldn't do it right yes but you can say that the constitution says that the government can collect taxes therefore the government can make decisions about where that tax money goes so.
The argument is you know never ending and that's what we have in this country.
We're what do you find is what do you bill where they believe is the origin of freedom doesn't come from the government -- come from -- humanity well I think he comes from the an ancient Greek philosophy.
Each man is unique.
I happen believe that each person is unique because that's the way god made them -- but because we're secular country I can't impose the god belief or anybody else.
But the -- basically said look.
We here in order to maximize happiness and freedom you should be allowed to do what you wanna do.
Bomb within the confines of not hurting anybody else right right that -- Very libertarian bill right -- I don't know if you do what you wanna do as well get hurt me don't have anybody else but.
The public safety issue comes in on a narcotics.
On -- whole bunch of other things even even movies do I have the right to due to my own body what I want to do as long as I don't hurt anybody else to get us talking about drunk driving yes I'm not tell you wanna go -- bass drums behind the wheel there aren't in the basement and I have if you wanted -- -- basement in and out kill yourself then.
-- society just simply doesn't have the apparatus.
To police that they saw it on a practical basis I say.
Go ahead go in the basement and I feel bad for you but I'm I can't stop the constitution was written -- keep the government off the people's backs agree or disagree yes I agree with that the -- European models were world harmful.
They were restrictive.
The people were fleeing that in religion in social -- and wanna keying.
They want to -- people away from them.
So absolutely the spirit of the founders was give the people as much freedom as possible and as much local power spot was it to give the people freedom or to recognize that they have the freedom because it's not just semantics.
Doesn't come from the government the government can't allow the free round of sales from our humanity good -- is obviously in a declaration of independence found -- comes from god credit to god gives you the freedom do you believe that yes I do because I'm a religious person but again I can't impose my relief fund pagan.
I just can't that's not the way we have but -- member.
The federal government the founding fathers didn't have a lot of confidence in the folks.
OK so that the -- -- had to be restraints imposed.
Because all you had to do was look at the Massachusetts Bay colony.
And the witch hunting.
And all of that look -- -- that the folks could easily get out of control that's why that's why government has the power to protect the natural liberties of everybody else.
-- they have the power to in the hole -- a system.
That makes it difficult for you to hurt me that's what conservatives don't understand in the -- that.
There has to be a very strict why aren't I protection I wanna hacked into your email account if I do so I'll be your go to -- suppose I'm an FBI agent that -- nice write myself a search warrant should be able to do that now you've got to -- to -- -- -- that -- I -- they just judge it -- on overseas very specific.
Situations and it has to be signed off on by judge known as a -- and by the -- I had passed a peace sign up by another FBI agent so it is actually all.
Side on the patriot is in the judicial department always know that you have heard about this -- we're blue in the face with ex FBI agent -- -- can authorize himself.
To have been asking them LYL -- paper.
And he did later.
So I don't know all of -- weeks days minutes or hours later but there hasn't been one abuse of power.
Power its lawsuit filed in the whole Patriot Act not want to lot -- question did you enjoy me asking you questions yeah.
Every European head but -- you kind of an adorable pin hit this -- But I don't love you always know -- well the freedom watch with the gap mall and I like this whole thing that you deal -- I think it's worthy.
But I do think you go overboard sometimes what gets you -- -- -- high test the limits I've just got used to acknowledge that you believe in the basic principles of my show.
That government's -- which governs least.
The people aren't tablet constitution to a government that stays in the confines of the constitution.
The constitution was written to keep that Lebanon as -- goes -- -- before we go you have one more -- -- -- -- They should she be on -- Supreme Court I would not have nominated her or -- which is she qualified in your opinion.
To read the constitution the way you want it red.
And to rule on the basis of what the foundation will not read the constitution the way I want it -- she's -- an activist judge right super progressive activists all right did you doesn't care about the constitution in your opinion.
Correct OK you care about the -- yes you will that's why one do you you save his I don't know leaning Kagan I mean I don't know she is.
But if you believe that she won't even read the constitution that you rule like Ruth Bader Ginsburg rules.
On her ideology all day long that she should be there and that's what you get when the president as a Democrat can -- but -- -- the Republican guys did they ended the conservative guys and they really can't have that might disagree with them because they are big government Republicans just like she's a big government Democrat there -- -- all progressives Clarence Thomas is not the country has gone down.
Earlier in the country is going down the drain and you have to save -- which is why you and I do what we do all right Bill O'Reilly thank you for joining us -- freedom watch.
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