The road not traveled

[I]t is a great and dangerous error to suppose that all people are equally entitled to liberty. It is a reward to be earned, not a blessing to be gratuitously lavished on all alike… not a boon to be bestowed on a people too ignorant, degraded and vicious, to be capable either of appreciating or of enjoying it… Liberty, then, when forced on a people unfit for it, would, instead of a blessing, be a curse; as it would, in its reaction, lead directly to anarchy,—the greatest of all curses…
— John C. Calhoun, Disquisition on Government

Too bad Busheroni and his best and brightest didn’t take in Calhoun’s wisdom in 2002, 2003, and 2004, instead of listening only to the vain vapid idiocies of Natan Sharansky, Norman Podhoretz, and Bernard Lewis.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 09, 2012 11:07 AM | Send

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