31OCT2018 – Quote of the Day

“As all those have shown who have discussed civil institutions, and as every history is full of examples, it is necessary to whoever arranges to found a Republic and establish laws in it, to presuppose that all men are bad and that they will use their malignity of mind every time they have the opportunity.”

Niccolo Machiavelli

Wow, that’s bleak.  But true.

4 thoughts on “31OCT2018 – Quote of the Day

  • October 31, 2018 at 7:33 am

    And my corollary: Anyone who seeks power should automatically be kept from it.

    • October 31, 2018 at 8:17 am

      And to do that folks have to be active, informed and organized. We’ve been too complacent in this country for too long. Hopefully it’s not too late.

  • October 31, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Judge Lynch’s court is always open,

    • October 31, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Well, hopefully Judge Kavanaugh can act as a happier substitute.

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