the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently
fashionable to procure them general favour; a long habit of not thinking
a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and
raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult
soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason."
-- Thomas Paine, from the introduction to "Common Sense."
"All that is required for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
-- Edmund Burke
UPDATED – NOVEMBER 2006