Friday, March 18, 2005

On Politics and Democracy..

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
-- H. L. Mencken

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
-- Thomas Jefferson

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