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Most of us have some ideas on how the world could be made a better place and believe that were those ideas implemented it would be so. Libertarians for example, believe that removing about 50 – 75% of the size, scope, cost, and powers of the state would set people free to advance by their own efforts, without the dead hand of government weighing them down.
The left on the other hand, tend to believe in a centrally controlled state or even world, under the unlimited authority of a strong leader free to pursue his agenda without interference from opposition.
This brings us to Sean Penn and his fellow celebrities whose illusions of infallibility are only matched by their delusions of relevance. Sean has come up with a new idea to bring about Utopia in our own time; have the president issue executive orders to commit Ted Cruz and his fellow Tea Partiers to mental institutions:
Penn fails to mention whether he wants this power extended to all future presidents but possibly hasn’t thought this all the way through. His condescension towards ‘uneducated people is interesting in the light of:
… But the thing you're talking about and, and the way people's perception of political positions are, is a direct reaction to their lack of, of their education which is a huge problem that we're dealing with in the country. And between an uneducated people and the solipsism of the people like Ted Cruz and their party, it's a poisonous thing. …
… Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton. He later attended Harvard Law School where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.Penn on the other hand, dropped out of a motor mechanics course at Santa Monica College. It is understood though; that he has played some highly educated people.