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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 249 of Thomas Sowell’s December 2008 column, “Freedom and the Left,” as this column is reprinted in Sowell’s 2010 collection, Dismantling America:

Most people on the left are not opposed to freedom. They are just in favor of all sorts of things that are incompatible with freedom.

Freedom ultimately means the right of others to do things that you do not approve of. Nazis were free to be Nazis under Hitler. It is only when you are able to do things that other people don’t approve that you are free.