Giuliani or Orwell?

‘Freedom Is About Authority’: Excerpts From Giuliani Speech on Crime – New York Times:

“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.”

In certain contexts, obedience to authority may be a strategic sacrifice of freedom in one context for the sake of greater freedom overall. But Giluiani generalizes that here almost to the point of Newspeak.

I think an America run by Giuliani would be a very scary place. Although if we were attacked by terrorists we would have a leader capable of appearing on camera and looking very serious afterwards. So you have to take the crunchy with the smooth I suppose.

Luckily a President Giuliani seems to be a very remote possibility at this point.

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