A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.
– Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
TH2 message to the American people:
- de Tocqueville warned you long ago.
- Don't do it.
- Or else...
UPDATE / 11:45 PM EDT 21 March 2010:
- Bill passed.
- Quotation below posted in my comment at V for Victory!
- Worth repeating here.
- For a different time and place, but circumstances similar.
The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
– Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)