Four Minutes To Midnight

Quote of the day from Alexis de Tocqueville:

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.

MORE: Victor the Contractor over at Doug Ross @ Journal has an excellent essay on what we face today.

Now, a lot of people are going to say this is a little over the top. We’re acting like Hitler’s SS is marching down our streets or Stalin’s KGB is just outside the door. Of course, that’s not the case, but we’re taking steps toward enslaving ourselves to a small elite. We can argue until we’re blue in the face about the degree of rhetoric coming from the Tea Party folks or talk radio or the blogs, but my response to this is, if not now, when? When will it be considered okay to say with passion that things have gone too far and we have to stop them now? Are we to be Chamberlain or Churchill?

EVEN MORE: Yes, it’s one of those times when Ron Paul is exactly right. (Hat tip: Instapundit)

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