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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Price Of Democracy Is Eternal Vigilance
I can do no better than quote one of the most respected western philosophers, John Stuart Mill, who stated, in 1867:
"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing".
I might also paraphrase the saying usually attributed to Thomas Jefferson that "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance". Recent and current events demonstrate conclusively that the price of democracy is eternal vigilance.