"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, February 16, 2013

The State of the Union is... Stupid

Ace linked to this, but it bears imitation.   It's a chart showing the reading level and length of State of the Union messages throughout American history.   The trendline is pretty obvious.   We're getting stupider and more long-winded simultaneously.   A bad combination.

Which reminds me of a line from Animal House:

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