http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opi ... le1738915/Are we sliding into a tyranny of good intentions?
...â€œThe point is that governments have no business telling us how to live. They are tiresome enough in the exercise of authority. They are intolerable when they mount the pulpit. Nor should we be in any doubt that nationalizing the moral life of the people is the first step toward totalitarianism.â€...
Actions are no longer morally wrong. The state determines what is â€œacceptableâ€ and what is â€œunacceptableâ€ â€" thereby constructing a new â€œlanguage of authorityâ€ that enforces political morality even as it rescinds everyday moral inhibitions. People are encouraged to be â€œcollectively dutiful and individually hedonistic.â€...
"When freedom is an outright crime, only criminals are free." -Defender