Bob Zadek is the host of The Bob Zadek Show, a Libertarian talk show broadcast live on 860 AM, KTRB – The Answer – every Sunday at 8am.
Bob talks about the issues that affect our lives on a daily basis from a purely Libertarian standpoint. He believes in small government, less taxes and greater personal freedom.
Bob was inspired to become politically active after watching an interview with Joseph Ellis, an historian who had just written “Passionate Sage: An Account of John Adams’ Retirement Years.” Adams achieved so much during his career, serving two terms as a Vice President, one term as President and playing a leading role in the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Bob idealizes Adams for the work he continued to do for the revolution until his retirement. While watching the Ellis interview, Bob discovered his love for American ideals. He feels passion for the freedoms created in the Constitution and The Bill of Rights; what he refers to as “The Original America.” He believes that our system of government must recognize the successes of the past in order to live up to the dreams and ideals of the founding fathers. To borrow a phrase from law professor and Constitutional scholar Randy Barnett, Bob supports “Restoring the Lost Constitution.”
It was not just Revolutionary history that influenced Bob’s personal philosophy. Ayn Rand’s epic novel “Atlas Shrugged” describes a frightening scenario in which all business has been nationalized, and its capitalistic saviors are oppressed. That is a bit too close to home in 21st century America for Bob’s comfort.
Bob believes that America has lost its way. The country’s first principles are economic and social freedom, republicanism, the rule of law, and liberty. Our founders were correct about their approach to government as were John Locke, Adam Smith and the other great political philosophers who influenced them. America cannot and does not need to be reinvented. Bob believes we must take the best of our founding principles and work from them because a country without principles is just a land mass.
Bob has been practicing finance law for 50 years, is listed in “The Best Lawyers In America” and has been awarded the highest rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Peer Reviewed Martindale Hubbell. He holds a law degree and a Master’s degree in Law from NYU School of Law and is a Charter Fellow in the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Past President of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Past Chair of the 1,500 member Commercial Finance Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, and Past Chair of the California State Bar UCC Committee.
Bob has been retained as an expert witness in more than 25 cases dealing with finance law. As an entrepreneur, he created and now manages Lenders Funding LLC, which makes and participates in loans to small business.
Bob’s favorite quote is from John Locke: “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom”.
Bob’s passions are American history, entrepreneurism, Libertarianism and his number one fan and significant other Anne.