“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Thursday, January 27, 2011
When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults
The U.S. National Guard spotted would-be drug smugglers on video Jan. 21 near the Naco Border Patrol station along the Mexico-Arizona border setting up a catapult, which was probably intended to be used to launch marijuana over the border.
It's the right idea, but the catapult is pointed the wrong way. We need to set up a catapult on this side of the fence, and fling illegals back to Mexico.