H.L. Mencken

Liberty Quotation: H.L. Mencken on Ideas that Need Enforcement

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hlmencken“The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.”

H.L. Mencken, Minority Report [1956]

Liberty Quotation of the Day: H.L. Mencken on the Urge to Save Humanity

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hlmencken“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it.”

H.L. Mencken, Minority Report [1956]

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

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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]