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On the Eve of an American Election

NOVEMBER 05, 2012 by MAX BORDERS

 

On the eve of an American election, it's only fitting that we supply three choice quotes from the great H. L. Mencken:

- Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.

- A good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

- Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.

Happy voting (or not), everyone.

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MAX BORDERS

Max Borders is the editor of The Freeman and director of content for FEE. He is also cofounder of the event experience Voice & Exit and author of Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about the gap between rich and poor.

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