The Thought Police Arrive in Sacramento

One of the finest conservative moments in cinema occurs in first few moments of Serenity, Joss Whedon's homage to personal freedom and liberty.  River Tam, a ten-year-old girl is being taught in a classroom about the "independents" -- armed rebels who fight against the totalitarian government. Teacher:  With all the social and medical advancements we can bring to the independents, why would they fight so hard against us? River: We meddle Teacher: River? [Chinese] Shuh-MUH? [English: I'm sorry?] River: People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run don't walk, we're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome. Teacher:  River, we're not telling people what to think. We're just trying to show them how. We don't have to travel to the future -- only to Sacramento -- to find a progressive government that mandates what people should be thinking and not thinking. From The Volokh Conspiracy we read...(Read Full Post)