20 January 2009

quote of the day-or-so

Constitutions are utterly worthless to restrain the tyranny of governments, unless it be understood that the people will by force compel the government to remain within constitutional limits. Practically speaking, no government knows any limits to its power except the endurance of the people.
Lysander Spooner

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking of the phrase "what the market will bear."