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Old 12-10-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule—and both commonly succeed, and (BOTH) are right.”


I came to these conclusions years ago!
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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Seems at least partially right. Especially the second part.
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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So you guys are anarchists?
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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Mencken was great. He, Mises, Rothbard, Bastiat...all had been saying things long ago that are still extremely relevant today.
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