We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other than people, are going to override our mistaken decisions for us. That is the key flaw in the theory and agenda of the left.
Implicit in the wide range of efforts on the left to get government to take over more of our decisions for us is the assumption that there is some superior class of people who are either wiser or nobler than the rest of us.
Yes, we all make mistakes. But do governments not make bigger and more catastrophic mistakes?
Hey, Tom. I'd like to add the point that I am wiser and nobler than anybody in government.
Sunstein is one hemisphere (Axelrod, the other, Bill Ayres being the brain stem) of B H-O’s alleged brain. Sunstein, in particular, is an animal rights wacko, anti-marriage, seeker to eliminate our First Amendment (http://www.salon.com/2010/01/15/sunstein_2/ and http://www.bloomberg.com/view/bios/cass-sunstein/) fascist.
Dr. Sowell is correct, however he didn’t even begin to plumb Sunstein’s pathology.