May I also say a few words about my personal belief in the relevance of Christianity to public policy – to the things that are Caesar’s? The Old Testament lays down in Exodus the Ten Commandments as given to Moses, the injunction in Leviticus to love our neighbor as ourselves, and generally the importance of […]
In a scheme of policy which is devised for a nation, we should not limit our views to its operations during a single year; or even for a short term of years. We should look at its operation for a considerable time, and in war as well as in peace.
Full and vigorous debate on matters of national policy is a vital element in the constitutional system of our free democracy. It is fundamental, however, that military commanders must be governed by the policies and directives issued to them in the manner provided by our laws and Constitution. In time of crisis, this consideration is […]
Policy consists in serving God in such a manner as not to offend the devil.
State policy is the womb in which War is developed, in which its outlines lie hidden in a rudimentary state, like the qualities of living creatures in their germs.
We-the-people have become a willing audience to made-for-TV lawmaking, watching national policy unfold like a scripted storyline – because it is.
‘In a democracy,’ said Mr Pinfold, with more weight than originality, ‘Men do not seek authority so that they may impose a policy. They seek a policy so that they may achieve authority’
You are heirs to a governing machine that churns out poll-tested, packaged policy with politically correct labelling, and a media all too willing to market it for free. Whatever shade matches the national mood ring becomes law of the land. Our Founding Fathers would hardly recognize this federal spectacle of posturing, scripting and staging.
When making public-policy decisions for the government, I think one should ask oneself which technologies would best strengthen the hand of a police state. Then, do not allow the government to deploy those technologies.
It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.