"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers." ~ Richard Feynman
Perhaps it's the smoothest con-job in history; Jefferson's assertion that our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness needs for its security the guardianship of the most egregious violator of rights.