Monday, February 26, 2024

Liberty's Measurements

 "Liberty is to be measured not by what the law permits you to do, but by - to use a whimsical criterion - how far from your house you feel comfortable allowing your child to play. These days I often see a line of cars, with women usually behind the wheel, waiting at the bus stop near my house to pick up their children so that they do not have to walk the few hundred yards home. Or rather liberty is to be measured not by whether you are allowed to cast a vote for the candidate who you believe will best be able to deal with A, B, C, to Z, then A2, B2, C2, and so forth, but by the range of things that will not be in the province of the politicians at all, because you yourselves, in your families, your local businesses, your local schools, your local beneficent societies, and your churches will deal with them quite well and in your own way, thank you."

- Anthony Esolen, Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture

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