Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Silent encroachments

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” —James Madison, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

I would posit the encroachments have been not-so-silent these past 80 years.

posted on January 26, 2010 10:18 AM




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