Comment Of The Day

Walter, commenting on Doug’s post about legal challenges to the health care bill:

The outcome is not as important, one might reason, as it is to exhaust this means of redress by law. It needs to be clear to the people that law has failed so that political redress will be urgently sought. That failing… is not a thing we should wish to see.

The problem with revolution is not the undertaking — it is making the people see that their government is illegitimate and harmful to their interests. Once you’ve accomplished that, the heavy lifting is done.