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The seductive power of royalty
Posted By Russ Roberts On January 19, 2009 @ 9:23 am In Politics | Comments Disabled
The general reaction to the incoming administration reminds me of the book of Samuel  when the people of Israel ask for a king. Samuel, the prophet is not pleased. Neither is God. He tells Samuel to warn the people of what the king will do. Here is Samuel's warning:
We are in a very dangerous time in America right now—a time when people think the President can change our lives , bring us hope, transform us. Such expectations cannot be realized. But the desire to see the King or the President as a savior opens the door to much mischief or worse, tyranny. Watch your liberty and your wallet. They are both at risk.
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