"In any age, the so-called progressives treat politics as their religion. Their holy mission is to use the coercive power of the State to remake man and society in their own image, according to an abstract ideal of perfection. Whatever means they use are therefore justified because, by definition, they are a virtuous people pursing a deific end. They are willing to use any means necessary to gain momentary advantage in achieving their end, regardless of collateral consequences and the systemic implications. They never ask whether the actions they take could be justified as a general rule of conduct, equally applicable to all sides."
William Barr
(1950-) US Attorney General
Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention, November 15, 2019
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Hear, hear!! 
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    " They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not nor know; that they may be ashamed."
    Isaiah 44:9 kjb. 
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    Ronw13, very apropos. The current occupying statist theocracy infesting this land more than exemplifies the quote's accuracy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    This describes the crazies in the democratic party to a tee.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    So glad he is the Attorney General.
     -- Tony L, Silver Spring, Md     
    Barr talks the talk, but walks the opposite walk.
     -- Tony, Sandpoint     
    Possibly.  We will see ...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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