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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 60 of the 2009 edition of H.L. Mencken’s 1926 Notes on Democracy; of course, by “laws” Mencken here means what is properly called “legislation”:

Public policies are determined and laws are made by small minorities playing upon the fears and imbecilities of the mob – sometimes minorities of intelligent and honest men, but usually minorities of rogues.

No better summary of modern government has ever been penned.