The death of Liberty

“Liberty never dies from direct attack. No man ever arises and says ‘Down with Liberty.’ Liberty has died in 14 countries in a single score of years from weakening its safeguards, from demoralization of the moral stamina of the people….If we examine the fate of wrecked republics throughout the world we find their first symptoms in the weakening of the legislative arm. Subservience in legislative halls is the spot where liberty and political morals commit suicide.” – Herbert Hoover, as quoted in The Hardest Job in the World

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4 Responses to The death of Liberty

  1. Sharon Wilfong says:

    I feel as if I’m watching my country train wreck in slow motion right before my eyes.

    • Cyberkitten says:

      Probably because it’s true….

    • It would be tolerable if it was just DC, but it’s the entire culture that’s gone…..bonkers. Conspiracy theorists on one side, people denying everything but the triumph of their own wills on the others.

      • Cyberkitten says:

        Definitely your entire country that’s clearly crazy…. and its not just because of the last 4 or 5 years either. I think its clearly cultural. Not sure what you can *do* about it though! I think it might just have to run its course…. [gulp]

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