“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.”

Read that again. I had to read it several times trying to figure out if I was missing a deeper meaning.

That amazing piece of double-speak is from Rudy Guiliani. Not post-9/11, which as we are constantly reminded, “changed everything”.

That’s part of a 1994 speech the mayor delivered at a forum on crime in the cities and reported in the New York Times.

Logic worthy of a president, wouldn’t you say?

[Found at Boing Boing]

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