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    Clem Yeobright

    That's exactly right. Power limits freedom.

    The only questions are, by how much, in what areas of life, and for what reasons.

    None of the examples you give disprove the premise, by the way. Clearly, all of these uses of power diminish personal freedom to some extent. That's what power does.

    The liberal argument has been that, in some areas of life, particularly economic areas, restricting individual liberty is good for society.

    And pretty much everybody agrees with some version of that. But, again, how much, where, and who decides?

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 07:59:37 AM PDT

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