"You can't do what you want to do unless you do what I want you to do. Don Lemon was talking about that openly on CNN. 'Don't have a vaccine? Can't go to the supermarket. Don't have a vaccine can't go to work,'" Rogan said.
"It's so strange that people want to say things like that. Like that's the thing that blows me away. Why do people want to [do what Don Lemon said]?" Rogan's guest Evan Hafer asked. Hafer is the co-founder of the Black Rifle Coffee Company.
"People are dumb. They don't understand history," Rogan said. "They don't understand human beings. They don't understand human nature. They don't understand the history of every single country that's ever existed other than the United States. Up until 1776, every fucking country that has ever existed was run by dictators... [America] is the first one where you had elected officials. This is the first experiment in self-government that actually worked. And it created the greatest superpower the world's ever known."
"It's created the greatest cultural machine of art and creativity and innovation right fucking here," Rogan continued. "And how did it do that? It did it through freedom. Because when you give people freedom, you let them do whatever the fuck they want to do, they find ways to succeed and grow and thrive."
"As soon as you put the boots to them. As soon as you tell them 'you have to do this, or you can't do that,' now you have a mini dictator. You have one step close to a king. You're moving one step closer to dictatorship. That's what the fuck is happening," Rogan said.