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Thursday, December 20th 2007

Rudy Giuiliani For President?


Just Go Away Rudy

I’m not one to hold the past equivocally against someone. That despite the photo above. But it isn’t like Rudy’s past is glowing besides this.

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.

True, there was little chance I was going to vote for Rudy (or Mitt or Mike) in this election, but this quote from a 1994 speech is exceedingly disturbing. Even within context.

*sigh* The widest open race in decades and I still despise my likely options (except for Ron Paul)

via The American Conservative

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