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Shepherds and Sheep

Bill110 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 7:48 AM
You say "Even Hitler and Mussolini had their supporters or apologists among intellectuals in the Western democracies,---". How come "pastors" teach the flock to submit to the "authority", but praise those who resisted Hitler and Mussolini? "Government" in America is NOT the "authority"; it is the servant of the authority which is the Constitutional Republic.
John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing "that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging."

Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that "people make a lot of mistakes." Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging.

What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other than people, are...