Politics 101

When votes are at stake, truth takes a distant second to electoral success. This was just as true in Benjamin Constant’s 1815 as it is in our 2012:

“Everyone is more concerned to hit hard than accurately.”

-Benjamin Constant, Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments, p. 4.

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