"Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods."
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H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic
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If you ask me, this quote is behind the times because who loses and who doesn't is already known as are the goods to be stolen. Who's the new president going to be in 2012? Just by seeing who the most popular candidate is. The party he/her belongs to doesn't matter as both parties are 2 sides of the same coin, such coin belonging to the elite bankers who pull the strings behind the curtains.
 -- Anon     
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     -- J Carlton, Calgary      
    Ah they long for the wonderful days of surfdom...
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
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     -- Justin, Elkland      
    As he usually does, H.L. nails it , and the thieves are wiorking overtime every day inside the beltway.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    A very astute observation in the obvious.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Perfect! Reston, we already have those days.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    The present administration certainly lived down to this one.
     -- Anon     
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    Only because the voters think they can hire someone else to point guns at those whose property they covet. When the people vote for money, then they have already sold their honor and their country. And that's exactly the type of citizen the government wants.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    WWG1WGA 2020 reduction and deregulation of the overburden upon necessity, which is laid upon us all. Moving in the right direction, restoration, not reformation. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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