Quote of the day–H. L. Mencken

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken
[I’ve been reading about the proposed law regarding an “assault weapon” ban. I note with a certain amount of amusement Congress-critter McCarthy specifically calls out the Olympic Arms PCR as an “assault weapon” in the proposed legislation. I wonder if she knows “PCR” stands for Politically Correct Rifle.–Joe]