Saturday, February 12, 2011

Key Quotes

by Richard Crews
Here are some key quotes worth thinking about:

On the dark side of vested power: "As WikiLeaks demonstrated, even the government of a morally inclined culture with a tested and tempered democracy will indulge in mischievous perversions."

On the importance of free speech and a free, unfettered press: "The only possible antidotes to government corruption and malfeasance are full disclosure and accountability: as the saying goes, 'Sunlight is the best disinfectant.' "

On the gullibility of the masses: "The politically driven deluge of misinformation regarding healthcare showed us that even a literate and supposedly sophisticated people can be swayed by vehement rhetoric."