“We were the first to assert that the more complicated the forms assumed by civilization, the more restricted the freedom of the individual must become.” –Benito Mussolini
This was back in the day when he was giving the argument that since Italy’s advancement was so much greater than everyone else’s, that it was time for them to pull back and for the citizens to abdicate some of their rights.
Remember, Mussolini was a ways off from becoming a saint, but his words are still believed by many people today. Are your freedoms increasing or decreasing? Do you believe that due to our ever complicating lives, more of your freedoms should be restricted? After answering that, what direction are the laws that are being passed taking us? We’ve come a long way since the writers of the Constitution felt compelled to write, “The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year…” (Article I, Section 4)