A local observation, that was pleasant, today in Portland, Oregon. We have adjacent to traffic intersections, governed by traffic signals, metal cabinets/boxes (house the controls & tech gizmos) that are usually a drab grey or light green and suitable for the ever present graffiti scroll of some covert ‘artist’. Today, I noticed a nicer presentation upon such a box…a typical Pacific NW Forest scene. It was a refreshing display…the only one like it I’ve seen thus far.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”