Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has managed to attach his name to Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano. The same Andrew Napolitano who’s pushed 9/11 conspiracy theories and defended a former aide to Paul who had “neo-Confederate” and “pro-secessionist” views, according to Media Matters.
Paul wrote the foreword in Napolitano’s new book: Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Assault on Civil Liberties, which is described by the book’s publisher as “a shocking chronicle of America’s descent from a fee society to a frightening surveillance state.”
“Now President Obama says he just wants to ‘balance’ liberty and national security,” Paul writes in the book. “Judge Napolitano succinctly answers President Obama. To Napolitano, it isn’t possible to balance rights and security ‘rights and [national security] are essentially and metaphysically so different that they cannot be balanced against each other.”
Paul goes on to praise Napolitano for unravelling “the labyrinthine assault on civil liberties that has taken place as a side effect of the War on Terror.”
As TPM has previously noted, Napolitano has also argued in favor of impeaching President Barack Obama. Napolitano can also claim to be the target of a segment on the Daily Show where Jon Stewart and some of his fellow cast members debunked Napolitano’s revisionist outlook on American Slavery and the Civil War.
Napolitano has said that Abraham Lincoln “set about on the most murderous war in American history” over slavery. He also defended former Paul aide Jack Hunter who once hosted a radio show under the pseudonym the “Southern Avenger” and was pretty clear in expressing neo-Confederate and pro-secessionist positions.
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