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    to the revolution, Mr. Liberal.  Think not of 1832, but of 1789.  There was a reason for the storming of the Bastille, even though on that particular day what we thought was going on wasn't, and we were most of us drunk as lords.  Sometimes the mere act of active protest is what's important; just standing up and being THERE, where you aren't Supposed To Be, doing what you aren't Supposed To Do.

    Putting good men into a corrupt system doesn't change the system, it corrupts the good men.  Putting corrupt men into a good system can harm it, but the weight of common standards is just as likely to force them to behave where their own moral fiber would not.

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