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Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our read more

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?

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Except in the sacred texts of democracy and in the incantations of orators, we hardly take the trouble to pretend read more

Except in the sacred texts of democracy and in the incantations of orators, we hardly take the trouble to pretend that the rule of the majority is not at bottom a rule of force. What other virtue can there be in fifty-one percent except the brute fact that fifty-one is more than forty-nine? The rule of fifty-one per cent is a convenience, it is for certain matters a satisfactory political device, it is for others the lesser of two evils, and for others it is acceptable because we do not know any less troublesome method of obtaining a political decision. But it may easily become an absurd tyranny if we regard it worshipfully, as though it were more than a political device. We have lost all sense of its true meaning when we imagine that the opinion of fifty-one per cent is in some high fashion the true opinion of the whole hundred per cent, or indulge in the sophistry that the rule of a majority is based upon the ultimate equality of man.

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Politics: (noun) From Greek, poly, meaning many, and ticks, meaning bloodsuckers.

Politics: (noun) From Greek, poly, meaning many, and ticks, meaning bloodsuckers.

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What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race.

What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race.

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We are all in it together. This is a war. We take a few shots and it will be over. read more

We are all in it together. This is a war. We take a few shots and it will be over. We will give them a few shots and it will be over.

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We hold that the reckless disregard for human life implicit in knowingly engaging in criminal activity known to carry a read more

We hold that the reckless disregard for human life implicit in knowingly engaging in criminal activity known to carry a grave risk of death represents a highly culpable mental state that may be taken into account in making a capital sentencing judgment not inevitable, lethal result.

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El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in read more

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.

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We suffer most when the White House busts with ideas.

We suffer most when the White House busts with ideas.

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Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.

Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.

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