“Always love your country — but never trust your government!"
“That should not be misunderstood. I certainly am not advocating civil disobedience, must less insurrection or rebellion. What I am advocating is to not expect too much from government and be wary of it power, even the power of a democratic government in a free country.
“Ours is one of the mildest, most benevolent governments in the world. But it too has the power to take your wealth and forfeit your life. ... A government that can give you everything can take everything away.” – Robert Novak
I am going to miss Robert Novak. When it comes to political opinion there are two voices I consistently trust, Novak’s and Karuthammer’s and always in that order. Rest in peace old friend, rest in peace.