“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, September 18, 2014

Rep. Barbara Lee, Democrat, California, American

Hat Tip: Q

Angry Letters to the One Member of Congress Who Voted Against the War on Terror

Barbara Lee was the lone dissenter in the post-9/11 vote authorizing military force. Many called her a traitor. But her constituents shared her concerns—and history has vindicated them.


  1. This one is a little hard to comment on, isn't it? :)

  2. I had some problems trying to tidy up the HTML on an iPad. Sorry, no more time now, but you’ll get the idea.

  3. It is a mess. The video says most of it. Ill strip out the rest and leave the video up. Have to run now.

  4. Replies
    1. Actually, I was referring to my inability to formulate a coherent thought. :)

    2. It's a difficult subject.

      for me, at least. :)