Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tyranny exercised in the name of the people

“Until our time it had been supposed that despotism was odious, under whatever form it appeared. But it is a discovery of modern days that there are such things as legitimate tyranny and holy injustice, provided they are exercised in the name of the people.” - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy In America

Kent comments:

Somehow, this sounds very much like, not just the 1830s, but the 2000s.  It sounds like the U.S. of A. today.  It sounds like the Obama administration!

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