Because I said so, that’s why
April 24, 2014 § 78 Comments
Power is a material capacity to make this thing happen rather than that.
Authority is a moral capacity to oblige a subject to choose this thing rather than that.
Enforcement is a power associated with an authority, specifically to punish those who disobey authority and extract restitution from them.
Tyranny is a false pretense of authority, frequently accompanied by enforcement of the false claim.
A basic problem with modern people is that they don’t believe in authority: they don’t believe that other men can oblige them to do or not do particular things independent of consent to the obligation.