January 21, 2013
ROGER KIMBALL ON DISTURBING TRENDS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE:
“It is seldom,” David Hume once wrote, “that freedom of any kind is lost all at once.” That sucking sound you hear throughout the land is the sound of freedom being drained away, slowly here and there, with amazing rapidity elsewhere.
Nowhere do the political classes care all that much for freedom. Freedom provides insufficient opportunities for graft, and ego-stroking. Freedom obtains in spite of political classes, not because of them.