the most significant outcome of the Ron Paul presidential campaign
was its liberating effect on what was allowable for Americans
to say and think. More and more pundits who had once been reliable
mouthpieces of Washington’s war propaganda are turning against
the Iraq and Afghanistan interventions. The Federal Reserve System,
which had been off the political radar since its creation in 1913,
is under more public scrutiny than ever before. The Austrian theory
of the business cycle, which links the business cycle to artificial
credit expansion, is gaining ground every day. Plastic men who
give canned speeches about nothing are on their way out. Telling
the truth is in.
of the support that Dr. Paul attracted was a sign – as if we needed
one – that a significant minority of the population had no place
within the stilted political categories to which media outlets
and political operatives have tried to assign every American.
What it also revealed, although again already obvious to readers
of this site, was that an awful lot of Americans had no home on
the cable news networks either, since the typical programming
assumed all good Americans fell somewhere along that wondrous
spectrum of opinion from Hillary Clinton to Mitch McConnell.
we have a chance to observe what I hope will be one of the lasting
fruits of all this: Judge Andrew Napolitano, senior judicial analyst
at the FOX News Channel, will premiere the television version
of his program, Freedom Watch. Up to now the Judge’s program has
appeared on the Internet only, with occasional rebroadcasts on
FOX News Radio. Starting this weekend, Freedom Watch will air
four times per weekend on the FOX Business Network: 10:00am and
8:00pm EST on Saturdays, and 8:00pm and 11:00pm on Sundays.