Very timeless (timely?) I like that part with a quote from Thomas Jefferson (1784):
Not for the faint of heart. If the shoe fits."[We] should look forward to a time, and that's not a distant one, when corruption in this, as in the country from which we derive our origin, will have seized the heads of government, and be spread by them through the body of the people; when they will purchase the voices of the people, and make them pay the price. "
Read more of Mr. Lessig's blog entry here.
[via Cory Doctorow]