Thursday, November 07, 2002

Funny quotes from H. L. Mencken (he's got a ton of them):

Even the most precious functions of government – say, collecting taxes or hanging men – would be better done if the doing of them were farmed out to Ford.

Here's Mencken's answer to the assertion that government is sometimes useful:

So is a doctor. But suppose the dear fellow claimed the right, every time he was called in to prescribe for a bellyache or a ringing in the ears, to raid the family silver, use the family tooth-brushes, and execute the droit de seigneur upon the housemaid

I wonder if Duane is a descendant of Mencken?

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