Today’s Quote

Many thanks to Doug for pointing the way to this zinger from Charles P. Pierce on Esquire’s Politics Blog-

“We are not free because we are individuals, the president told them, daring them to hold two ideas in their heads at a time without their brains leaking out of their ears. We are free because, as individuals we work together in the creative act of self-government to produce a viable political commonwealth in which that freedom can thrive and prosper, and the primary instrument of that commonwealth is the government we devise out of it. That government must be allowed to function. That government must be allowed to operate for this freedom to be generally achieved.”

Read more: Obama Inauguration Speech 2013 – Obama’s Inauguration Speech: A Primer – Esquire http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Why_The_Speech_Was_Important#ixzz2If623obc

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About elroyjones

Married, no children, responsibly self-directed, living happily.
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3 Responses to Today’s Quote

  1. Michael Sadowski says:

    ….huh?

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