Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A Dictatorial Disposition
Throughout history, many leaders who have acquired power have adopted a dictator's impulse. Now, even New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg seeks to be a benevolent guide to good health and happiness by infringing on our human rights and personal decisions. His latest initiative to protect us from ourselves is to raise the age for cigarettes to twenty-one(21). The billionaire mayor is by no means alone in his reach. There are nannies, ninnies, gun-banners, and freedom-grabbers of many stripes trying to tear down liberty a bit at a time. Always remember Lord Acton's admonition that "power corrupts . . . and absolute power corrupts absolutely".