"For good or evil, a line has been passed in our political history; and something that we have known all our lives is dead. I will take only one example of it: our politicians can no longer be caricatured."
by:
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
Source:
Illustrated London News, 1923
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Apparently we're not the first to have noticed the blatant theft of Liberty and the American Way.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Our politicians ARE caricatures.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    It is too bad we have passed that line
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Funny!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    It can be very dangerous to caricature a "god": just ask any Caesar (or Obama).
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    When caricatures become the truth, caricatures can no longer be drawn.
     -- Anon     
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