"We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for
30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority.
We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of
our history and our background. What we don't see is that freedom is
not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything
they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the
willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a
great deal of discretion about what you do."

-Benito Giuliani, at a forum about crime in the cities, sponsored by
The New York Post, March 16, 1994