"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Birthdays Today

It has always amazed me that (a) Israel exists; (b) that Israel as the product, in large part, of Holocaust survivors, has a moral claim on European and American allegiance; (c) that Israel as the only real democracy in the Middle East has a political-strategic claim on European and American allegiance; and yet (d) many on the Left in Europe and America seem willing to side with Israel's enemies, radical Islamists and their Arab enablers, who desire nothing less than Israel's eradication.  That the Left does so is a scandal to liberalism.  

In any event, today is the birthday of Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel, who was born n 1874.  

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