Fighting for Freedom

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.


This quote is widely attributed to H.L. Mencken, but since it is never given an appropriate citation, I am skeptical that it is actually from Mencken.

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