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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

10 Observations For 2004

1. "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it -- good and hard."

2. “Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”

3. “Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.”

4. “I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.”

5. “Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.”

6.“A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.”

7. “Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”

8. “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.”

9. “Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

10. “In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.”

written around 80 years ago... by h.l. menken....


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