Braveheart and power

It is said, “We are all equal but some are more equal then others”.   Unfortunately many see power as an end in itself and not a means to an end.   Politicians are not powerful people, they are Stewards, in a Democracy, chosen and entrusted by the people, charged with the responsibility of managing our country not for their interests but the common good.

In the movie Braveheart when William Wallace confronts the other native leaders of Scotland he tell them, “There’s a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.”

Psalm 15 is more then an excellent piece of advise for any politician,

Psalm 15
Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbour,
and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
but honours those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.

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