If a people gradually becomes depraved, if it sells its votes, if it hands over the government to wicked and criminal men, then that power of conferring honours is rightly taken from such a people and restored to those few who are good”
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Reality 1.8 (quoting St. Thomas Aquinas, ST IaIIae 97.1, himself quoting St. Augustine De lib. arbit 1.6)
Monday, 29 March 2010
Thought for the Election
We've got an election coming up in this country pretty soon. Given the corruption, moral depravity and woeful incompetence of the current government, this quote rather tickled my fancy!