Some quotes to get you thinking while I finish up our 'little' redecorating project from the weekend:
"Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country." ~ Alexander Hamilton
"The Greeks... labored under the delusion that their democracy was a guarantee of peace and plenty, not realizing that unrestrained majority rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative." ~ Henry Grady Weaver
"People are tired of liberty. They have had a surfeit of it. Liberty is no longer a chaste and austere virgin... Today’s youth are moved by other slogans... Order, Hierarchy, Discipline." ~ Benito Mussolini
(what words would you substitute for today? green? common good?)
Finally, please take a moment to read Mark Steyn's latest column, Obama's False Choice. I'm a huge fan of Steyn's not only for his perspective but for his humerous - mostly ironic - choice of words. If you've never read any of his works, you should put him on your list.