10 H.L. Mencken, Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956), p. 59.
Wilhelm von Humboldt said, a society "in which the citizens were compelled . . . to obey even the best of [behaviors], might be a tranquil, peaceable, [and] prosperous [one]; but it would always seem to me a multitude of well-cared-for slaves, rather than a nation of free and independent men."(22)