1.21.2005

Heh

My favorite,
Richard Reeves
:

"At home, our leader promised: 'By making every citizen an agent of his or her own destiny, we will give our fellow Americans greater freedom from want and fear and make our society more prosperous and just and equal.'

That was one of the few lines and thoughts that did not appear to come from Scripture. It came, I think, from Anatole France, discussing equality, law and justice at the turn of the last old century: 'The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under the bridges of Paris, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.'"

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