Guiliani: "Freedom is about authority"

In 1994, Rudy Guiliani gives a speech and has some very disturbing quotes:
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.
Somehow, he's missed on the "free" part of freedom. It's about being free from mere human authority [only God given liberty is true freedom that not only cannot be taken away by other humans but worth dying for] and being personally responsible.

And then we have a warped meaning of what a citizen is:
They are going to have to be just as solid and just as strong in teaching every single youngster their responsibility for citizenship. We're going to find the answer when schools once again train citizens. Schools exist in America and have always existed to train responsible citizens of the United States of America.
Sounds to me he wants to see robots raised rather than free thinking people who can choose to be "patriotic" or not. Being responsible is not about obedience but accepting the consequence of one's actions. And schools may have existed to churn out robots (see Alvin Toeffler's comments about education in The Third Wave). But citizens to be raised need to be those who can start a Revolution aka "Declaration of Independence" (if not Civil War) and finish to completion.

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