Ambition is one of the more ungovernable passions of the human heart. The love of power is insatiable and uncontrollable . . .To any proponent of smaller government, the Bush years were a disappointment and the
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust to no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
prospects for the Obama years are downright terrifying. This realization has made me appreciate Adams' observation that "There is danger from all men." With the wrong incentives and no check on legislative scope (e.g. enumerated powers) both parties have demonstrated that they will grow government faster than the economy. Insatiable and uncontrollable indeed.
We all know our areas of disagreement with the "other side" so let's save that discussion for another time--or at least not focus on it here. Can you think of any area where both parties have messed up and prove the maxim that "there is danger from all men"?