After the Athenians routed the Persian army on the field of Marathon, the Persians had enough sense to head for the showers. As the historian J. Rufus Fears says, "They had had enough of free men for one day."
There's a state senator from Tulsa, God love her, who somehow got the notion that she and some of her fellow politicians should try to trample on the parental rights of free citizens. I really wish she wouldn't do that. And in my own little cuddly way, I tried to communicate to the good senator that the education bureaucrats can have my children's files when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers.