Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Power corrupts...

Sir John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton is most famously known for his oft-quoted 
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."

A Catholic who was a member of the House of Commons in Great Britain's Parliament, Sir John had a great affection for historic research and the history of liberty in particular. In the USA presidential election year focus we hear and see examples of his quote play out repeatedly. 

In his homily, Msgr. Pope teaches us about the Biblical Warning on the Nature of Centralized Government in I Samuel 8 when the Jews begged for a king to be appointed over them. I highly recommend reading this.

Some fruitful thoughts for this coming election.

“When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.” Indeed, we get thousands of lesser laws." GK Chesterton  

Be careful what you wish for... or who you vote for.

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