Thursday, November 13, 2003

Another step down the slippery slope, part VII

RBC has bitten the bullet, and answered my question in the negative; he thinks he'd still be free, and wouldn't complain. I admire his consistency, but the question remains: what the hell kind of "freedom" is that? If you can be "free" while effectively under house arrest, then the term is meaningless.

If we take RBC seriously, the sin of totalitarian nations who restrict people's movements lies simply in not being imaginative enough. If they used property law, rather than a blanket prohibition on movement or travel, then everything would be A-OK...