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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

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"Common sense is not so common."
"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
--Voltaire

"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted."
"Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it."
"Power attracts the corruptible. Absolute power attracts the absolutely corruptible."
--Chapterhouse Dune.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
--Benjamin Franklin

Man får hoppas att åtminstone vissa av europa-parlamentarikerna tänker över vad innebörden i dessa citat är. Omröstningen om övervakningsförslaget har tydligen blivit uppskjuten till imorgon. Någonstans ligger en hund begraven.

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