- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Andrew P. Napolitano
Like Andrew P. Napolitano, I cherish the First Amendment and the freedom of the press. However, Mr. Napolitano, a former judge, would do well to remember the words of another distinguished jurist, Justice Robert H. Jackson: The Bill of Rights is not a "suicide pact."
In his excellent Commentary piece, "A sorry State of the Union" (Jan. 30), Andrew P. Napolitano could have included the following questions: What if President Obama had published an autobiography in which he listed among his favorite books he read in high school were by communists Ralph Ellison, W.E.B. DuBois and Malcolm X?
Andrew P. Napolitano's essay beginning every sentence with "What if" consists of a litany of impeachable offenses by President Obama ("A sorry State of the Union," Commentary, Jan. 30). Mr. Napolitano paints a vivid picture of the president's overreaching and usurping of his power against the Constitution of the United States.
In terms of the Constitution's meaning, I am always in agreement with Andrew P. Napolitano, but as a constitutional historian, I do take issue with his recent column, "A president who would mock the faith of nuns" (Jan. 16)..
Many — especially, it seems, judges — appear to consider Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence merely a statement.
I would like to thank you for publishing Andrew P. Napolitano's column, "A pact with the devil in Boston" (Commentary, April 26). We need to be reminded clearly and strongly that surrendering our liberty does not bring safety, unless it is the safety of prison.
Thanks for publishing Judge Andrew P. Napolitano's excellent piece underscoring that the rights of individuals trump the rights of the state -- and more specifically, the right of individuals to defend themselves from the oppression of an unjust state ("The right to shoot tyrants, not deer," Commentary, Friday).
In recent years, the American left has increasingly styled itself "progressive." This trend reflects the public repudiation of the moniker "liberal" -- a term U.S. social democrats had previously expropriated and shorn of its original commitment to economic liberty -- but also harkens back to the early-20th century Progressive Movement that sought to expand the federal government's role vis-a-vis the states, businesses and individuals.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the popular senior judicial analyst for the Fox News Channel and the former host of "FreedomWatch" on Fox Business Network. The youngest judge with life tenure in the history of New Jersey's Superior Court, he presided over more than 150 jury trials between 1987 and 1995.
In "November's unenviable choices" (Commentary, Thursday) Judge Andrew P. Napolitano equally blames President Obama, along with his administration, and the Republicans for bad government spending. Judge Napolitano compares Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and GOP vice-presidential candidate pick, to Democrats -- even though Mr. Ryan submitted the best budget plan so far and the Democrats have had no budget for almost four years.
In the Age of Obama, Uncle Sam is watching. High-tech surveillance aircraft once limited to the use of the world's largest military organizations are now finding their way to local law-enforcement agencies.
In the piece, Mr. Napolitano writes, "When the Framers were putting together the Constitution in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, they knew the states would not adopt it without written guarantees that the new central government would respect natural rights."
He has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution.