no. (roses_rejoice) wrote,

my brain is so fried right now

“Community power has often been galling to individual men. It can be an aggravation, an invasion of privacy, a damn nuisance. Community power, because of its tendency to arrogance, must always be suspect among free men. Free men create community power fearfully: there was not a patriot at Philadelphia who didn’t fear the United States even as he was helping to create it. Free men submit to community power reluctantly; they sometimes live to regret both creation and submission; and they follow this old, despondent course, not because they are unaware of its probable direction, but because they know nothing better to do. ”

- William Bradford Huie, The Execution of Private Slovik
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