Monday, March 24, 2014

OLS Quote of the Week: H.L. Mencken

This edition of OLS's quote of the week is:

" Their [politicians] principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods."  - H. L. Mencken 
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