Conventional wisdom would have it that things were always better in the past and that the present consists of social deteriorations at the hands of scoundrels and nincompoops. The following may be used to test that proposition:
"The people made the Constitution, and the people can unmake it." --JOHN MARSHALL (1755-1835)
"I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure--that's all that agnosticism means." --CLARENCE DARROW (1857-1938)
"I said to O.J., 'Look, I'm sorry I got pissed at you, but I can't always make decisions just to please you.' 'No problem, Bob,' he said. 'Sometimes you just...