Originally Posted by Direckshun
The difference is that freedom isn't, and has never been absolute in this country. Nor should it ever be -- absolute freedom would be chaos.
So like everybody else, you favor moving the needle a bit away from absolute freedom in order to insure some order.
I just favor moving the needle farther.
You favor moving the needle to the point where the collective is being punished for the actions of a minority. That ceases to be freedom of any kind at that point.
"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, and disregard of all the rules."
-- George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant