Friday, September 04, 2009

Yikes

Kinda creepy.

"When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I say calmly, 'Your child belongs to us already...Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state. The state will take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing. Your child belongs to us already….What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing but this new community'." Adolf Hitler

And for the record, I don't trust any of them.

2 comments:

truth said...

Yes, very scary.

PhysicistDave said...

You wrote:

>And for the record, I don't trust any of them.

Well... I trust Ron Paul just a tiny bit, mainly because his main point is not to trust the government.

But, yeah, if he were elected President, I'd be wary even of him.

One of the most important insights of the Founders was that no human being can be trusted with unlimited power.

We forget that at our peril.

Incidentally, I think we should teach that point to our kids as a well-proven fact of history. Distrusting politicians is not just a personal feeling or quirk, and it is not just that individual politicians happen to be untrustworthy.

Power corrupts: that is a fact of human nature that transcends partisan politics.

All the best,

Dave Miller in Sacramento