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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 69 of The Impossible H. L. Mencken (Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, ed., 1991); it originally appeared in Mencken’s 1935 Baltimore Evening Sun essay titled “The Constitution”:

Once they [politicians] get into office they like to exercise their power, for power and its ketchup, glory, are the victuals they feed and fatten upon. Thus it always annoys them when they collide with a constitutional prohibition. It not only interferes with their practice of their nefarious trade – to wit the trade of hoodwinking and exploiting the people: it is also a gross affront to their high mightiness.

DBx: This date in the United States – September 17th – is Constitution Day.