Monday, July 04, 2005

Lewis on Democracy

I believe in political equality. But there are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may think all men so good that they deserve a share in the government of the commenwealth, and so wise that the commonwealth needs their advice. This is, in my opinion, the false romantic doctrine of democracy. On the other hand you may believe fallen men to be so wicked tht not one of them can be trusted with any irresponsible power over his fellows.

That i believe to be the true ground of democracy.
C.S.Lewis. THE WEIGHT OF GLORY. "Membership."


Blogger TimG said...

Happy 4th of July!

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