[W]e’ve bounced back from this same mistake before—the mistake of thinking that we can make ourselves safer if we just make ourselves less free. We get so scared of something—scared of communism or crime or drugs or illegal aliens—that we think we can make ourselves safer by sacrificing freedom. Never works. It’s still true: the only thing to fear is fear itself. – Molly Ivins
Molly was a great political commentator, and humorist. Too bad she’s gone, she would have a heyday with today’s totally dysfunctional political environment.