Ambrose BierceAmbrose Bierce, (1842-1914) American Civil War soldier, humorist, writer

Ambrose Bierce Quote

“An election is nothing more than the advanced auction of stolen goods.”

Ambrose BierceAmbrose Bierce
~ Ambrose Bierce

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Anonymous    5/22/08

Perfect in every sense. So often we forget that the world is not ours to own!

jim k, austin

To turn the country over from one set of knaves to another group of knaves.

Anonymous, Australia

couldnt agree more

anon, Brussels

So true

Ron w13, Or

It is in the eye of the world at large, we see the robber barons and their patrons for who they really are. Now more than before. The internet works for the slave as well as the robbers.

Mike, Norwalk

A self evident truth ! ! !

jim k, austin tx

We worship the notion of voting. I once saw a sign that said,"Don't vote, it only encourages the bastards."

Veech, Southern Utah

This was probably a Mencken quote. Most of the other sources are worded almost the same: "Every election is a sort of advance auction of stolen goods." I'm curious, where did this version of the quote come from?

Anyway, it sounds a lot like Mencken.


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