Chesterton in the Messy Buisness of Politics
It seems everyone, including myself, is as giddy as a school girl going to prom over Mike Huckabee’s use of Chesterton in his victory speech. Mr. Huckabee joins the ranks of men like Gandhi, Michael Collins, and Mussolini as a class of varied politicians who use Chesterton’s great words.
May I also recommend another fine line from Chesterton for Huckabee and indeed all politicians? Keep in your heart these words, “The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog.”