“The loss of candor is grievous, and in my opinion it may yet prove to be mortal, because if we cannot discuss our problems in plain speech that describes reality, it is unlikely that we will be able to solve them.” –former Secretary of State Alexander Haig (1924-2010)
“Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites.” –British statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
“They say hot air rises. And I guess it does. An airplane flying over the Capitol the other day caught fire from outside sources.” –American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.