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Shepherds and Sheep

sandy266 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 1:31 PM
Such a good article. Dr. Sowell knows history and economics. Obama knows neither. Yet, he was elected our President. I never thought I would see a day as this. The United States is in decline. It will not recover soon, if ever. But, here we live and all we can do is keep voting for the person we believe is the right one.
vickielant Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 1:40 PM
Good reply and a great article. Being free, means just that, making our own mistakes, listening to the advice of others but being free to decide whether to listen to that advice of make our own decisions. Good, bad and everything in between.
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...