Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quote of the day - extravagant rights

"History teaches us that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure."

-Justice Thurgood Marshall

Justice Marshall was right. Times of urgency are when tyrants come out of the woodwork to exploit tragedy. They salivate, and descend upon freedom like a pack of rabid dogs.* Necessity is, as William Pitt said, the argument of tyrants.

*I won't say how we deal with rabid dogs because, oh my god, that would be violent rhetoric on par with the words of our founders.

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