"Professor I can't understand you. I don't insist that you call
it 'government' - I just want you to state what rules you think
are necessary to ensure equal freedom for all."
"Dear lady. I'll happily accept your rules."
"But you don't seem to want any rules!"
"True. But I will accept any rules that you feel necessary to
your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I
find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too
obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am
morally responsible for everything I do."
"You would not abide by a law that the majority felt was
"Tell me what law, dear lady, and I will tell you whether I will
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert