With hours to spare on recent plane trips, Ive been scanning speeches and statements of Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Jeb Bush, and other Republican hopefuls. The words they most frequently utter are free and freedom. But I dont think I ever saw the word power. In their world, freedom has nothing to do with power. The free market, free speech, free enterprise, freedom of contract: All exist in a fantasized universe where no one possesses power over anyone else. There are no big corporations or billionaires whose freedom to do what they wish from pouring endless amounts of money into political campaigns to limiting employee bathroom breaks to 6 minutes is seen as hampering the freedoms of average working people and the poor.
Yet, in truth, we are living in an age of unbridled wealth and power. Those who talk about freedom without mentioning power are not on the side of freedom. They are on the side of power. Likes:Dislikes: