Sunday, March 21, 2010

"So this is how democracy dies...."

As the health care bill passed the 216-vote mark in the House a little before 11:00 pm, there was wild applause and cheering in the Chamber from Democrats. It brought to mind Star Wars:

"So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause." -- Padmé


Unknown said...

Immediately what I was thinking! I live in Stuarts Draft and can't believe what I just saw.

Patrick Henry said...

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. " Thomas Jefferson"

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. " Thomas Jefferson"

Unknown said...

The exact same quote came to my mind. Last night was very disheartening.

Unknown said...

I have never been so ASHAMED to be an american!