From last Friday’s wservernews.com newsletter via my friend Mark:

The ‘Quote of the Day’ is a very long one, but this one is quite amazing in hindsight, seen that James Madison, Fourth President of the U.S.A, wrote this during his lifetime: 1751-1836. The more things change, more they stay the same.

“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.” — James Madison