Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quote of the day - Authority

"What good does it do me, after all, if an ever-watchful authority keeps an eye out to ensure that my pleasures will be tranquil and races ahead of me to ward off all danger, sparing me the need even to think about such things, if that authority, even as it removes the smallest thorns from my path, is also absolute master of my liberty and my life; if it monopolizes vitality and existence to such a degree that when it languishes, everything around it must also languish; when it sleeps, everything must also sleep; and when it dies, everything must also perish?"

- Alexis De Tocqueville

Oh, if only he could see could see the nanny state that America (or at least parts of it) has become.....

1 comment:

Bubblehead Les. said...

"Parts of it?" Uh, let's see. Light Bulbs, TSA, EPA, Passports to go to Canada, Catalytic Converters, FDA, NFA of '33, GCA of '68,"Fundamental Transformation of America", Obamacare, oh, I think we can pretty much say that the Nanny State is Nationwide.