Penn Jillette for President?

As Penn Jillette, the magician, musician and now political commentator writes for CNN,

I don’t want anyone as president who promises to take care of me. I may be stupid, but I want a chance to try to be a grown-up and take care of my family. Freedom means the freedom to be stupid, and that’s what I want. I don’t want anyone to feel my pain or tell me to ask what we can do for our country, or give us all money and take care of us.

Penn makes some good points, and he appeals to the widely held perspective that people should be allowed to make mistakes, and often the most valuable freedom is the freedom to be left alone.

Read his whole essay, “Last thing we need now is a great leader.”

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