The first necessity of freedom is that we trust each other. Each night, on our drive home, we trust tens of thousands of our neighbors not to risk death (still the penalty for courthouse murders, coincidentally) by yanking their steering wheels and colliding with us, head-on. Every day for years, our neighbors resist this temptation. Our trust turns out to be well-placed. So who is it who taught us to immediately shriek in terror at the prospect of our neighbors being allowed to exercise the other freedoms guaranteed a free people?
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