The Wolves and The Sheep
This one, though written in 1788, seems like a good fit for today:
"[T]he natural process of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground." The governments in Europe...."have divided their nations into two classes, wolves and sheep." If the people of America become......"inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions."--Thomas Jefferson, to Edward Carrington."
When we get comfortable, we get lazy, I guess, and there's always some power-mad criminal type to fill the void.
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