To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
This is what power fetishists always do: assume the power will be used in ways they like. (And since the ends are noble, they surely must justify the means, right?) Sometimes it is. But power changes hands, and the inheritors may be a rather different sort. The people pushing for more government power never seem to think of thatuntil it's too late.
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posted on 11/21/2011 6:10:39 AM PST
(Live Free or Die)
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
posted on 11/21/2011 6:28:39 AM PST
by dagogo redux
(A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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