Quotes by O'Rourke, P. J.

The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious and d >>

I am a journalist and, under the modern journalist's code of Olympian >>

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, wor >>

Quotations about Authority

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to >>

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the >>

I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge. >>

Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us.

O'Rourke, P. J.

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