On Fox Business' Freedom Watch, host Andrew Napolitano hosted Fox regular and former CIA official Michael Scheuer to discuss President Obama's actions in Libya. Out of nowhere, Scheuer began ranting about taxes and spending and said: "It really points to the wisdom of the Founders in putting the Second Amendment into place as a guard against arbitrary, ridiculous government."
That's a dangerous mix of right-wing talking points. Scheuer managed (again, with no prompting whatsoever) to go off on a "tax-and-spend" rant against a Democratic administration and then immediately bring up the Second Amendment right to bear arms. It's hard to interpret Scheuer's comments as anything other than an argument that people may need to arm themselves to overthrow the Obama administration if things continue down this road.
NAPOLITANO: Can you look at this and say, "There they go again. The government of the United States thinks that it can instill a western Jeffersonian democracy in a part of the planet that has never come anywhere close to ideas like that and they think they can instill it with force and they think they can instill with it American bloodshed"?
SCHEUER: Yeah, that's exactly what's going on, Judge. The president's running out of time here. The resistance is going to get beat without boots on the ground. You know, they involved us in unnecessary wars. They tax us to death. They spend us into oblivion. It really points to the wisdom of the Founders in putting the Second Amendment into place as a guard against arbitrary, ridiculous government.
And keep in mind that Scheuer once stated that "[t]he only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States." Scheuer has also said that "we're not killing enough people" in Afghanistan and that Democratic administrations are "pro-terrorist." He has also launched numerous personal attacks on President Obama, stating that Obama "obviously does not care" about "protecting Americans" and calling him a "coward." And Scheuer has said that Obama's "arrogance and racism" will get "more of our kids killed in wars."