Quotes by O'Rourke, P. J.

Farm policy, although it's complex, can be explained. What it can't be >>

Our democracy, our culture, our whole way of life is a spectacular tri >>

Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry right >>

Quotations about Authority

Authority is not a quality one person has, in the sense that he has pr >>

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the >>

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

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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