Checks and balances and the separation of powers, the supposed bedrock principles of American government, contradict each other directly.
In ’37 Stalin made a hash
Of party loyalists and army brass.
Decimation: One in ten are shot.
What’s the word when one in ten are not?
Liberality is exactly like liberalism, except with your own money.
Societies toy with dissenters like cats with mice — a few escape, the rest wearied unto death. The short way is more respectful and humane.
Free speech means, more technically, that the value of any given utterance asymptotically approaches zero.
It is a feature of America that anyone can grow up to be President. Or perhaps it is a bug.
Someone is always above the law.
Liberty is a burden to the fearful.
Metaphoric wars do more damage than actual ones.
History, in one sense, is a succession of ever-widening protection rackets.
When a majority rejects democracy, then in what does democracy consist?