In his most recent book, It is Dangerous to Be Right When The Government is Wrong, Judge Andrew Napolitano puts forth a great case for liberty. He touches on Natural Rights, Constitutional Rights, positivism, and on personal freedom. Again, this book is a rehashing of the libertarian philosophy of less government, and personal freedom. This book occupied from Jan. 27 til Feb 2nd.
Overall, the book was mentally challenging because he strips away all fluff and goes right to the issue at hand. Each chapter and point is supported by previous legal cases; at times I did have a little tough time following along.
I especially was challenged on prostitution – basically the Judge believes that the government has no right to impede into the affairs of consenting individuals. While this made sense for me, I have a tough time seeing how this would play out in the real world (maybe bunny ranch’s in Vegas).
I liked the chapter on sound money – saving money should bring wealth; however, the Federal Reserve’s policy on inflation destroys those who save. Another thing I found lacking was the argument for no taxes. Maybe I was distracted or not paying attention, but I do not find how the Judge would support local government.
Honestly, at times the reading was a little dry – no offense Judge.
Just my thoughts.