"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

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Smile of the Day

Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist from Myanma (formerly Burma), who was freed from house arrest yesterday.   She has been confined for 15 of the last 21 years.    This is what someone who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize looks like.   By contrast::

How embarrassing does that Nobel Peace Prize last year for Obama look now?

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