Conservative: (n.) A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
Tag: Ambrose Bierce
(1842–1913) American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist
POLITICS, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
ALLIANCE, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
PLEBISCITE, n. A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign.
VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.