The quote fits for the moment.
Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in the book "Democracy in America":
"After having successfully taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp, and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and most energetic characters cannot penetrate to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrial animals, of which government is shepherd."
Yesterday's hate mail from Fontana cast a negative light upon President Bush and PA's Junior US Senator.
Via tipsters, Diven's folks are now looking into the facts of Fontana's history of work within the Republican row office from the 60s to 80s within the Controller's office and with former Pirate hurler, Bob Friend, R. Friend was an elected official in Allegheny County.