I read tonight a quote from Adam Michnik, a Polish dissident, that sums it up far more eloquently than I could:
"And my obsession has been that we should have a revolution that does not resemble the French or Russian, but rather the American, in the sense that it be for something, not against something. A revolution for a constitution, not a paradise. An anti-utopian revolution. Because utopias lead to the guillotine and the gulag."If you give to the State the power to create the world of your dreams you give them the power to bring your nightmares to life.