I rarely do a "Quote of the Day", but this one - even more frighteningly relevant than it is satirical - had me LOL and shakin' m' head.
Not that this (The midnight knock on the door, incarceration at the whim of men in shiny boots, confessions obtained with a section of hose, secret trial by Star Chamber.) is a bad thing. Who am I to say? Maybe we've been too lenient with enemies of the state. A period of stark repression might be a rich and rewarding experience for all of us.(emphasis mine)
Garrison Keillor via Common Dreams