Fox Dangerously Close To Making Explicit Call For Repeal Of 20th Century

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In September, I laid out how Fox News had spent the months since President Obama's election attacking and calling for the repeal of virtually every progressive accomplishment of the 20th century, from Social Security to Medicare to parts of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to constitutional amendments. More recently, they've added to the mix the estate tax, first passed in its current form 90 years ago.

Tonight during Glenn Beck's special on the Constitution, Fox Business host Andrew Napolitano -- who has called for the repeal of the 16th and 17th amendments -- came closer than any other Fox figure has to using the network to openly call for the repeal of the century:

NAPOLITANO: The 20th century is a disaster for the Constitution, in large measure because of the way it began with Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the way it moved up to FDR, the three of them together demonstrating publicly and privately utter contempt for the natural law, the concept that individuals have natural rights that the government can't interfere with, and the concept that the Constitution was written to keep the government off the peoples' backs. Teddy Roosevelt, his cousin Franklin Roosevelt, and their mentor, Woodrow Wilson, basically ushered in periods of government in which the government took the position that it could write any law, regulate any behavior, tax any event, and seek any goal, whether authorized or permitted by the Constitution or not.

Beck has previously used his radio show to call the 20th century the "greatest lie ever told" and say it was "one of the most stunning con jobs ever - it is the big lie."

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Andrew Napolitano
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