Politics Alert: Anyone who isn’t interested in politics should probably sit this post out. I don’t like to talk about politics much here, but I couldn’t avoid this one.
“Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do”
No this wasn’t a Saturday Night Live sketch. This is what he actually said. Here is a link to the source at the New York Times. Freedom is about the willingness to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do? Are you kidding me. Well, shucks, I guess us every day non-authority types are just too dumb to question anything those authority types want us to do (or not do). Never question the President, or Congress, or whomever. They are authority, dang it, they know more than us and we should simply cede to them. Just one question: is this the freedom they keep telling us the terrorists hate about America?
And this man wants to be president of the United States of America?