Thursday, May 7, 2009

Quote of the Day

While this has been an infrequent feature of this blog (because I put up four "Quotes of the Week") and I haven't put a daily quote up in some time, but I came across this one while looking for something else (as we seem to do much of the time in life) and I felt that these words by one of our Founding Fathers were incredibly appropriate for the times we are in.  

 
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. 
- James Madison

3 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Reminds me of the fox and a hen house but I just can't put my finger on why...

Tim Higgins said...

HT,

I trust the fox in the hen house more than I trust our current bunch of elected Hyenas.

Winky Twinky said...

Agreed... Mankind continually repeating things that never have worked... maybe it was best said by Albert Einstein, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."