From Glenn Reynolds’ USA Today column:
Though people have taken to the streets from Egypt, to Ukraine, to Venezuela to Thailand, many have wondered whether Americans would ever resist the increasing encroachments on their freedom. I think they’ve begun.
And let’s all pray we can continue to push back successfully via vocal public opinion and non-violent non-compliance, rather than being forced to resort to scenes like this in the Ukraine. Americans have not had to fight physically for their freedoms at home in a very long time. May it stay that way, even as there is a renewed realization that ‘the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.’ That’s been the failure of “we the people” that brought us to this point. Finally, if our would-be betters decide not to fold in the face of this renewed vigilance and vocal opposition, may we have the courage to do what it takes to prevent them from cementing an alien form of governance in this land.