“The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” — Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D-MN)
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The cynic speaks
Today's vote in the UK is properly known as a plebiscite. Ambrose Bierce included a definition for that in his Devil's Dictionary:
PLEBISCITE, n. A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign.