There are no more liberals They've all been mugged.
Arresting a single drunk or a single vagrant who has harmed no identifiable person seems unjust, and in a sense it is. But failing to do anything about a score of drunks or a hundred vagrants may destroy an entire community.
Community-based policing has now come to mean everything. It's a slogan. It has come to mean so many different things that people who endorse it, such as the Congress of the United States, do not know what they are talking about.
Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims.
A government without the power of defense! It is a solecism.
If a radical devolution of powers was possible, it would have been done before. The assumption of states' rights is gone. There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and there's no support for it in public opinion.
But no one has yet succeeded in reducing the size or scope of the federal government.
Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.
Crime is the price society pays for abandoning character.
In the long run, the public interest depends on private virtue.
In terms of other functions, we are making a mistake about insisting on a public school monopoly.
There is no way the American public will sit still for the banning of or putting any significant restrictions on the kinds of guns they want.
I will have an administrative system where there is no way to extricate red tape.
I believe we ought to subsidize some health care for the poor, but Medicare subsidizes everyone's health care.
I believe that the high rates of property crime (and some of the increase in violent crime) are part of the price you pay for freedom.