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Mar 22, 2007 10:13 am

Which Presidential Candidate Said This? (Part 2)

Here is the second in my series of quotations from 2008 presidential candidates:

We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. 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. . . .

. . . . We're going to find the answer when schools once again train citizens. Schools exist in America and have always existed to train responsible citizens of the United States of America.

Answer Rudy Giuliani. Hat tip: Anthony Gregory.

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Lester Hunt - 3/22/2007

... so true freedom would be subjection, provided only that it is "lawful."