The constitution of the Roman republic gave the whole legislative power to the people, without allowing a negative voice either to the nobility or consuls. This unbounded power they possessed in a collective, not in a representative body. The consequences were: When the people, by success and conquest, had become very numerous, and had spread themselves to a great distance from the capital, the city-tribes, though the most contemptible, carried almost every vote: They were, therefore, most cajoled by every one that affected popularity: They were supported in idleness by the general distribution of corn, and by particular bribes, which they received from almost every candidate: By this means, they became every day more licentious, and the Campus Martius was a perpetual scene of tumult and sedition: Armed slaves were introduced among these rascally citizens; so that the whole government fell into anarchy, and the greatest happiness, which the Romans could look for, was the despotic power of the C æ ae originally 'æ'; separated to make searching the text easier sars . Such are the effects of democracy without a representative.
I find this an odd remark. Dr. Senior wrote out a list. Then it was typed. After several years, it was photo-copied, retyped, and eventually sent around by email over the course of 30 years. It was put in print recently in his book, The Death of Christian Culture (also available in ebook format). In the process of writing this article, I received version by pdf and email. Now I have added the original list to a website, which is– for many readers– linked to their Facebook or LinkedIn pages. I believe your own posting in the “com box” testifies to the success of putting these “excellent ideas” “within that reality.” No? That John Senior’s list has appeared in so many media attests to the enduring worth and ongoing attraction of his views.
A face can tell the man. Cardinal Meisner’s kindly look fits Benedict’s description of a serene joyful man. Benedict. “The Church needs persuasive priests ‘who resist the dictatorship of the Zeitgeist and who live and think the faith with complete determination'”. That likely tells us where Benedict, still a Pontiff though unwilling to abrogate his abdication stands. Cowboys, soldiers, the strong are proud to die with their boots on. The Cardinal died with the Breviary in his lap. Apparently he prayed the entire priestly liturgy, Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer. Doing so prayed the exact prayers in unison with the Church, mostly clerics throughout the world. Many laity are purchasing breviaries. A good thing. Anyone who has prayed the Office daily in its entirety develops an interior identity with the Church as a unity in faith and morals. The reason is the prayers particularly Office of Readings is steeped with the Apostolic Tradition, wonderful letters by the Great Fathers, Saints, and Martyrs. On every aspect of life and practice of the faith. Men and women who incorporate it as their rule of life most likely “resist the dictatorship of the Zeitgeist”.