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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Freedom to Make Mistakes

Timothy Birdnow Here is an outstanding little tidbit about the tyranny of Michael Bloomberg. 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.

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