Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chesterton Relevant to Today's Republicans

The revolution that arose out of what is called the Renascence, and ended in some countries in what is called the Reformation, did in the internal politics of England one drastic and definite thing. That thing was destroying the institutions of the poor.

................Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith) (2012-05-12). A Short History of England (p. 71). . Kindle Edition.

Anyhow, what was first founded at the Reformation was a new and abnormally powerful aristocracy, and what was destroyed, in an ever-increasing degree, was everything that could be held, directly or indirectly, by the people in spite of such an aristocracy.

................Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith) (2012-05-12). A Short History of England (p. 71). . Kindle Edition.

And today, Republicans work ceaselessly to destroy National Parks, public education, Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare and of course, Unions. Everything, in short, that could be held, directly or indirectly by the people in spite of the aristocracy.,