The “Quiet One” Speaks!

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Hey, who knew Justice David George Harrison Souter was such a shmartie:

Talking about the importance of teaching history and the humanities in general, Souter displayed a warmth and wit that is at odds with his image as a Spartan, taciturn New Englander.

“Where history’s understanding is missing, cynicism will take its place,” Souter said at a meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

So true! Here are a few truisms proven by history —

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.Power arrogated to the executive is rarely relinquished voluntarily.”Iron-willed” discipline to employ questionable methods for worthwhile goals usually is a bad thing.

Some Presidents are better than others.

I could go on…..