Monday, January 14, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

-Justice Brandeis - In his dissenting opinion - U.S. v. Olmstead

The last sentence sums up how I feel about Obama. I don't think he's calculating and sinister, at least not in the way Clinton is. I think he genuinely believes what he preaches, and that scares me because as Aldous Huxley said, "Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions, it is walled and roofed with them."

(hey look, I made it a two-fer today, how clever...)

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