Friday, September 25, 2009

Little Liberties

"It must not be forgotten that it is especially dangerous to enslave in the minor details of life. For my own part, I should be inclined to think freedom less necessary in great things than in little ones.... Subjection in minor affairs breaks out every day and is felt by the whole community indiscriminately.... It does not drive men to resistance, but it crosses them at every turn, till they are led to surrender the exercise of their own will."

-Alexis De Tocqueville

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