If’n There’s Any Worst Pest than Grasshoppers It Surely Is PoliticiansSubmitted by SemperFi on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 09:09
Found this gem of a post by Jeremy Ashton. The quote comes from The Long Winter of the Little House on the Prairie series.
The Ingalls had just run into an old friend, Mr. Edwards, who gave a great explanation of why he didn’t want to settle down by the Ingalls.
“I’m aiming to go far west in the spring,” he said. “This here country, it’s too settled-up for me. The politicians are a-swarming in already, and ma’am if’n there’s any worst pest than grasshoppers it surely is politicians. Why, they’ll tax the lining out’n a man’s pockets to keep up these here county-seat towns!