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Roundheads vs. Cavaliers


The English look back to their Civil War of the 1640's to find their political roots.

As a recent Times of London editorial pointed out, most people are at heart either Roundheads or Cavaliers. Roundheads believe in separation of church and state, parliamentary supremacy and the market economy. Cavaliers believe in throne and altar and the organic nation-family.

I am of the Cavalier persuasion.  I believe that society, like individual life, must be governed from the perspective of eternity. I believe that if one vests sovereignty in the people, what possible rights can individuals or minorities have that can stand up to the tyranny of the majority? I believe that society is organic and has ties that go far deeper than the calculations of the Social Contract or the quid pro quo of the marketplace.      

                                                                                               

Joseph Kenneth Malone,    

Charlottetown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

As a recent Times of London editorial pointed out, most people are at heart either Roundheads or Cavaliers. Roundheads believe in separation of church and state, parliamentary supremacy and the market economy. Cavaliers believe in throne and altar and the organic nation-family.

I am of the Cavalier persuasion.  I believe that society, like individual life, must be governed from the perspective of eternity. I believe that if one vests sovereignty in the people, what possible rights can individuals or minorities have that can stand up to the tyranny of the majority? I believe that society is organic and has ties that go far deeper than the calculations of the Social Contract or the quid pro quo of the marketplace.      

                                                                                               

Joseph Kenneth Malone,    

Charlottetown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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