Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chesterton on Government

I'm reading G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy (on Tony's recommendation) and he has this to say about democracy:

"Government ... is ... a thing analogous to writing's one own love-letters or blowing one's own nose. These are things we want a man to do for himself, even if he does them badly."

That's as good a thought for the day as any.