Democrats recited a litany of Brown's controversial statements, including several from a 2000 speech titled "Fifty Ways to Lose Your Freedom." She said senior citizens "blithely cannibalize their grandchildren because they have a right to get as much 'free' stuff as the political system will permit them to extract." Elsewhere, Brown has said: "Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates. . . . When government advances . . . freedom is imperiled, civilization itself [is] jeopardized."Isn't that shocking? A highly-educated African-American daughter of sharecroppers who distrusts the welfare state? We can't allow people with such views to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals! Someone like that might end up on the U.S. Supreme Court, and then what would the owners of the liberal plantation do?