“Lying and Liars: The Powerful and Obnoxious Odor of Mendacity”

The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. H. L. Mencken People do not expect to find chastity in a whorehouse. Why, then, do they expect to find honesty and humanity in government, a congeries … More “Lying and Liars: The Powerful and Obnoxious Odor of Mendacity”

“How Intellectuals Cured ‘Tyrannophobia’”

Quote From the Following Article: Hobbes’ views were derided as long as political thought was tethered to the Earth. Unluckily for humanity, philosophers found ways to sever ties to both history and reality. The most influential political philosopher of the 19th century may have been Germany’s G.W.F. Hegel. Hegel proclaimed, “The State is the Divine … More “How Intellectuals Cured ‘Tyrannophobia’”

“Notorious Fourth: Independence Day in the Land of the Captive, the Home of the Cowed”

Also see: The Constitution Failed: Contrary to a certain nostalgic nationalist myth that still endures, the US Constitution as first conceived was never intended to limit government power. The primary purpose of the Convention of 1787 was to increase federal power, as the older constitution of 1776 (i.e., the Articles of Confederation) was regarded by centralizers … More “Notorious Fourth: Independence Day in the Land of the Captive, the Home of the Cowed”