Monday, January 19, 2009

Some Things Never Change

With all the YAY!!/NAY!! noises going on about tomorrow's Inauguration, this little passage is timely, and timeless:

The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society. A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power; or to persons of other descriptions whose fortunes have been interesting to the human passions, have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good. --Publius, Federalist 10

Like McIlheran, I wish the new President a great deal of success in defending our shores and in remedying the economic troubles.

So long as he does it the right way.

HT: PowerLine


capper said...

Um, Dad, it was doing it the "right" way that got us in this mess.

Dad29 said...


GWB was and remains a Big Gummint Guy.

Wrong way.