The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Or as a friend of mine is fond of saying: "The United States of America... finest justice money can buy."
"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress."
"Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing -- and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even."
“A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?” Marcus Tullius Cicero
"A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker."
- H. L. Mencken
Yeah, that's one of my favorites.
Except the mental image of Ted Kennedy in fishnets makes me want to scrub my brain with a Brillo pad. ;)
Ah crap, Kevin, you need have warnings before you say stuff like that!
I don't think I have enough mental bleach to purge that image now!
I didn't realize that HL Mencken had libeled streetwalkers.