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    OldDragon, Ghost of NY, pademocrat

    Here in Texas, I have a veritable buffet of right wing radio hosts to choose from, one of whom is former Dallas city counsel man Mark Davis.  I was listening to his show on the way to work a few mornings ago and he played his introduction to Rick Santorum's appearance at a country club in McKinney, TX.  

    You'll have to bear with me , because this is a very loose paraphrase, but  he mentioned that an essential American value was obedience to God.  Yes, really.  He also defined liberty not as the right to do what you want to do, but the right to do what you ought to do.  

    Ought to do?  That leaves the question of who it is who gets to decide what it is I ought to do.  That statement summed up the religious right's vision of liberty better than I ever could have.  You are free to do what you want as long as it's exactly what we say you can do.  

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