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Friday, 10 December 2010

Authoritarian














There will be an event or image that brings out the authoritarian in each of us and I must admit that this one manages it for me. 

It brought to mind the PJ O'Rourke chapter on the issue of anti-flag burning laws.  When such laws were rightly ruled unconstitutional he found the response of one state amusing.  It passed a law stating anyone assaulting someone burning a flag would be subject to a small fine - the legislative equivalent of a 'kick me' sign.

No doubt my anger will subside but the stupidity of the yesterday's behaviour  will only grow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Authoritarian? I'd have her flogged!