fitness to rule

Liberty Quotation of the Day: H.L. Mencken on the Two-Party System and Fitness to Rule

Quote Posted on Updated on

hlmencken“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 are right.”

H.L. Mencken, Minority Report [1956]

Liberty Quotation of the Day: Thomas Jefferson on Government of Self and of Others

Quote Posted on Updated on

Thomas Jefferson“Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself.  Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?  Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him?  Let history be the answer to this question.”

Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address [1801]