“Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. A democratic state may profess to venerate the name, and even pass laws making it officially sacred, but it simply cannot tolerate the thing.”

– H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun (13 April 1925)


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  1. Bill says

    I flagged this one for future reference. The longer one ponders it, the deeper and wider the implications.

    Posted December 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    The author of this has pondered it deeply also…

    Posted December 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

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