You’ve seen that bumper sticker, “Question authority.” Several generations have internalized the idea that to question authority is a fine and courageous act of freedom, and they are right.
But what they forget is the whole point of asking a question is to find an answer. Only a fool would hear that answer and continue to crow, “Yes, but I asked a question!” Questioning is a means to an end, not a self-contained act that has value in itself.
The same is true for choice. Choice does not have value in itself. The freedom to choose is a hallmark of liberty, but liberty is for something. Choice is like the action of sharpening an axe: after a while, you need to stop sharpening and...READ MORE