“One of the best aspects of our community is that we have the freedom to control access”.
The reference above is a most heady quote from an anonymous homeowner in a private, gated subdivision in western Colorado. His use of the words “control” and “freedom” in the same sentence gave me pause.
It apparently had not occurred to this gentleman that control does not create freedom, nor community. Common sense and common history can tell us that. His line of reasoning simply escapes me, although it seems to be a common way of thinking these days.
Why are so many of us so eager to assist in the creation of the pretty prisons of our own design?
I wish I had an easy answer. For now, my brain can only categorize his statement under the ever more popular category – “You can’t make this stuff up!”.
But I do know that the Freedom To Control and Regulate Is No Freedom At All.
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