From: ‘Freedom Is About Authority’: Excerpts From Giuliani Speech on Crime – New York Times:
We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don’t see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. 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.
[ Interruption by someone in the audience. ]
You have free speech so I can be heard.
This is America’s Mayor’s idea about freedom.
I’m sorry Rudy, but Freedom is equal parts responsibility and right. It is to be defended, never surrendered. It is not to be ceded to lawful authority because they are authority. I can agree, or disagree, with authority-as is my right. It is my responsibility to demonstrate when authority, even lawful authority, is wrong.
Next up on Rudy’s agenda: Reeducation camps for liberals.