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Kakistocracy

Noun (kak-uh-stok-ruh-see)

Government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.

Example:
Burt Wheeler arrived in Washington as a Senator in 1923, when the backwash of war and prohibition had brought America about as near to kakistocracy as it has ever come.
Hubert Kay, “Burton K. Wheeler,” Life, May 19, 1941

Origin:
Kakistocracy entered English in the early 1800s from the Greek word kákistos meaning “worst,” and -cracy, a combining form meaning “rule” or “government.”

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Judy’s writing journey began at the ripe old age of 8 when her very first poem was published in the regional publication of the American Library Association.

Her mother was the town librarian and Judy spent many hours hanging out among the books after school. It was there she found her true love . . . words.

Her inborn gift for writing began to blossom and was fueled by her love of reading. Her parents were writers, as well as her grandfather and great grandfather. The little poem she had published was entitled, ‘My Dog’ and vividly described in rhyme, the relationship between young Judy and her dog. However, when asked the name of her dog by the paper’s editor, she reluctantly admitted, “Well . . . I don’t actually have a REAL dog,” and thus began her imaginative journey with pen and paper.