Monday, January 21, 2013

H. L. Mencken on Oppresive Laws

Oppressive laws do not destroy minorities; they simply make bootleggers.

In the Editorial of "The American Mercury" (1924). H. L. Mencken (1880–1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English.

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