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By Nelson Hultberg
January 16, 2017
I say “modern move” because the rejection of individual freedom is not new. It’s been going on in some form or another at various stages of history since the beginning of human civilization. One sees such a rejection in the terrorist atrocities of the Jacobins during the French Revolution in 1789. One sees it in the religious inquisitions of the 14th and 15th centuries, in the stagnancy and superstition of the Dark Ages, in the fall of Rome and the Greek democracies, in the vast Byzantine states of the Pharaohs, and in the countless efforts on the part of the people of Old Testament Israel to appoint a mighty king to rule their lives for them.