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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 58 of George Will’s newly published 2019 book, The Conservative Sensibility:

Because progressivism had such high hopes for power, and because progressives had an urgent desire to free power from institutional circumscriptions, this desire translated into impatience with the constitutional architecture through which the Founders codified their prudence about power and human nature.

DBx: If you believe that the state is – or with a bit of tweaking can and will be – both omniscient and benevolent, there is no reason to tolerate any obstacles to its omnipotence.

Thus is the “scientific” attitude of progressives.