William Shakespeare on "Why I Am A Democrat"

I'm going to try to post more here, honestly, at least once a day, even if I have to steal from the other blog, as I'm doing today. It's a passage I saw in yesterday's reading of King Lear:

Through tatter’d clothes great vices do appear;
Robes and furr’d gowns hide all. Plate sins with gold,
And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks;
Arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw does pierce it.
The rich get off, in other words, says Lear, while the poor get ground down. Of course there are those who say that Lear was crazy...

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