The thirst for equality can be slaked only by the acquisition of superiority.
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?
Parents, and governments, pursue order, not justice.
Checks and balances and the separation of powers, the supposed bedrock principles of American government, contradict each other directly.
Liberalism is like liberality, except with other people’s 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 have actual casualties.