“Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit.” — Judge Janice Rogers Brown
One of the things I can do now that I have nothing to do is I can watch the Senate debates on judicial nominations. CSPAN2 is streamed over the net for free and happens to be the only form of television to which I have ready access. So, instead of running off to see Return of the Sith 4 times in a row, I’m sitting at home watching CSPAN2. Such is life in Salem, Oregon. Anyway, during the debates, Democrats like to throw this quote up by Judge Brown as an example of her shockingly out-of-the-mainstream mentality. I dunno, I kinda like it. It may be a little overstated, but I’d agree with the general idea behind it.