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Adherent: A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get.

 

Amnesty: The state’s magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.

 

Arena: In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record.

 

Conservative: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Labour who wishes to replace them with others.

 

Elector: One who enjoys the sacred privilege of voting for the man of another man’s choice.

 

Executive: An officer of the Government, whose duty it is to enforce the wishes of the legislative power until such time as the judicial department shall be pleased to pronounce them invalid and of no effect.

 

 

Influence: In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid.

 

Justice: A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.

 

Lawful: Compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction.

 

Minister: ...an officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign’s hostility.

 

Opposition: ...the party that prevents the Government from running amok by hamstringing it.

 

Politician: An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared.

 

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

 

Quorum: A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way.

 

Referendum: A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion.

 

Reform: A thing that mostly satisfies reformers opposed to reformation.

 

Revolution: In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment... whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch.

 

Vote: The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

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