True. Very sad, but true.
Our Nation was founded on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and impartial justice for all. And while there were obvious shortcomings at our Nation's founding, even these few flaws did not negate the noble experiment and truly groundbreaking notion of a government subordinate to The People.
The most tragic part of all that has happened in the last six to ten decades is that we've urinated it all away.
We've fallen so far from where we once were, pulling down upon ourselves the consequences of which we were warned in the observation, "Those who exchange liberty for security deserve--and will have--neither."
I'm convinced there is a special place in Hell for those who willingly deceived themselves and others in order to pretend that concentrating power into the hands of a few ideologues was a better system of government than one based upon individual liberty. It's just sad that as a direct result of their deceptions and delusions, we all have to go through some measure of Hell on earth.