Igraine the Brave



With Pimpernel Castle under siege by Osmund the Greedy, the Sorrowing Knight declaims:
“The rules of honor are these: Protect the weak. Never covet what belongs to someone else. Use your strength and skill in arms only in honorable competition. Never, never break the word you have given. And do not strive for power for power’s sake.”

How do our politicians rate by this standard? They endeavor to make the weak defenseless, foment envy and covetousness, deceitfully distort and manipulate discourse, lie and break promises, and seek power for power’s sake. It is clear in stories that characters wanting unlimited power are a danger. Yet in real life, so many are willing to give unlimited power to government.

Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke

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