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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

Friday, January 8, 2016

Cleek's Law

Cleek's Law is an internet thing from Balloon Juice that basically says: "Conservative beliefs consist entirely of the opposite of what liberals believe, updated hourly."

While that's glib, it's hard not to believe it when you read that an Arizona Republican - the home of Barry Goldwater - wants to ban videotaping within 20 feet of police.

Because why else would the party of small government and libertarian impulses be interested in this, except that liberal believe the opposite.

The modern GOP: A sustained tantrum against the 21st Century.

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