What does that mean for a society, for a democracy, when the people that you elect on the basis of promises can basically suborn the will of the electorate?
Politicians never accuse you of ‘greed’ for wanting other people’s money — only for wanting to keep your own money.
Opinion vs. facts
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.
Legacy of lawlessness
My opinion is, the legacy of Barack Obama will be of the establishment of lawlessness in the United States, and that doesn’t portend well for the future of the United States.
An imperial, lawless president
Obama is simply a lawless president who regards his own counsel higher than his duty to obey the Constitution. He believes that advancing his political agenda justifies ignoring clear limitations on his power.
Demagogues and demaslaves
There is the art of the demagogue, and there is the art of what may be called, by a shot-gun marriage of Latin and Greek, the demaslave. They are complementary, and both of them are degrading to their practitioners. The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and then pretends that he believes it himself.
At your feet or at your throat
Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.
Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.
Democrats on dissent
The Democrats’ slogan during the Bush years was: ‘Dissent is patriotic.’ Under Obama, it’s: ‘Dissent is racist.’
A man’s admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.