Monday, October 24, 2005

Thursday's reading

The first reading for conservatism is a one-act play. Hanah More's Village Politics. Read it here. Even if you don't have a chance to read it before Thursday's class, print it out and bring it. We'll go over it in class.

2 Comments:

At 2:04 AM, Blogger Jesse said...

Jack is a trademark old wise man who pounds on horseshoes all day and gives advice to young, ignorant, townsfolk. The fundamentles of his doctrine are respectable, "work hard, love your king, and mind your own business," but he fails to mention tyrannical kings. "Peace and abundance flourish when a wise man is king, but the people shudder when a tyrant is on the throne." He says that if his country is in trouble, "he will fight for her and die for her." But there are many instances in history where kings oppress their own people. Though he is portrayed as a likable good man, "I read my Bible, go to church, and look forward to a treasure in Heaven," I can't help but cringe at his narrow-minded view of governments. In the Bible, God gave the Israelites a King just because they insisted. And the United States is "one nation under God." Jack views a democracy as a nation governed by a thousand tyrants that disrespect the Sabbath, and I don't buy into it.

 
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