4.1.2021 – A democracy,

A democracy,
never votes for anything,
but against something

For the Mencken Project.

From Notes on Democracy, 1927

From the line: The whole history of the country has been a history of melodramatic pursuits of horrendous monsters, most of them imaginary. … It was long ago observed that the plain people, under democracy, never vote for anything, but always against something.

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