Freedom to Make Mistakes
Timothy Birdnow Here is an outstanding little tidbit about the tyranny of Michael Bloomberg. http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/obamas_fathers_day_comments.html#disqus_thread The Anchoress quotes G.K. Chesterton: “The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog.” – Broadcast talk 6-11-35 She is spot on, in both her understanding of the morality of liberty and her understanding of the tyranny of Progressive enlightenment. Freedom requires the ability to make mistakes - and the displeasure of paying for them. Removing consequences, removing temptations, removes freedom.