“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."
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Being Half-Assed at Half Mast
Cris Christie has trivialized a centuries old tradition by flying the US Flag in remembrance of a drug addicted singer that overdosed on liquor and prescription drugs in a hotel bathroom. He is not the first to do so in recent history but his is one of the more stupid moves. We may as well fly it at half staff permanently for the ever growing legions of victims, past present and future.