From the New York Times–
We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don’t see is that 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.
Say what?!? And more than 2/3 of Republicans being polled agree that he would be an ‘acceptable’ candidate? What happened to “personal responsibility”? I though that was the Republican party’s mantra.
Authority is to Freedom as Noise is to Silence. They simply can’t coexist.