CRANBERRY TWP — There are two truths of modern government and society, according to Andrew Napolitano.
Those two truths, which he deemed “dark,” do not reflect an easy future, he told a crowd gathered Thursday at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. The former federal judge and Fox News contributor outlined those truths in a speech that was part comedic and part history lesson as part of the St. Barnabas Founder's Day Celebration Gala.
The first truth, he said, is that people are powered by the lust to dominate others and, “the lust to tell other people how to live their lives and to do so under the guise that you are actually helping.” Second is the desire of the government for “make-believe.”
Napolitano gave the speech after receiving the St. Barnabas Hance Award, which is given to a person of national acclaim who exemplifies the ideals of Gouverneur Provoost Hance, who founded St. Barnabas in 1900.
Thursday's event served as the major fundraiser for the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which helps provide care to those who cannot afford it.
Find out what Napalitano means by make-believe by reading the full story in the Cranberry Eagle.