P.J. O’Rourke

by Bil Zelman

“We know nothing about where political systems come from.  We don’t even know where they don’t come from. And considering the shiftless, slave-trading, bed-hopping, debt-ducking (and that’s just Thomas Jefferson) nature of America’s founding fathers, who also included rum-soaked bunkum merchants and Indian-massacring land swindlers (and they all oppressed women and weren’t vegans) we should be careful about saying that certain societies or nationalities or religious persuasions aren’t “ready for democracy.”-P. J. O’Rourke.   Excerpt(s) from Don’t Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards, copyright c  2010 by P. J. O’Rourke.

Photographed in San Diego, California.