“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
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!