H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic, in the fourth of his series “Prejudices” (1924), addressed the nature of American politics saying this…
“What is any political campaign save a concerted effort to turn out a set of politicians who are admittedly bad and put in a set who are thought to be better. The former assumption, I believe is always sound; the latter is just as certainly false.
For if experience teaches us anything at all it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”
We have just eight months to “turn out the bad” and “put in the better” – praying all the while that we avoid electing the sort of burglars we’ve historically put in office.
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With the Orange County Register taking a sharp turn to the left, doubling subscription rates, blocking many readers by jamming a paywall between them and the news and abandoning anything that looks like hard news, Brea voters will need to get their facts from other sources.
Rejecting the status quo American politics.
Just because it’s been that way forever doesn’t mean it has to stay that way forever. Brea Matters will be doing our best to keep up with the important issues, pointing the finger at those deserving close scrutiny and shining the light on those deserving of support.
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