Tuesday, February 18, 2003

C.S. Lewis made an observation applicable to do-gooders everywhere: "Of
all tyrannies, tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be
the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral
busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so
with the approval of their own conscience."

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