Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Imaginary Crisis, Chapter MMIX

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. — H.L. Mencken

The solution these practical politicians always offer involves stripping another layer of your freedom and privacy away, once a sufficient number of the populace are alarmed.

Don't be alarmed. Refuse to be afraid. And especially refuse to acquiesce to whatever intrusion on your liberty they propose to impose.

UPDATE: Oh, and another thing, my Wisconsin connection reminds me The cure can be worse than the disease.

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