Don't follow this link if you don't want to see some fairly explicit threats against the life of the president by deranged protesters. Of course, all of these were threats aimed at President Bush. Does it excuse any of the nutters currently holding any of the nasty signs aimed at President Obama? Of course not. Anyone who holds a sign advocating the death of the president should be turned into a Secret Service chew toy as far as I'm concerned. But I think it needs to be emphasized that this crazy isn't a conservative phenomenon, nor is it racially motivated. Crazy is universal unfortunately.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would 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.