Tom Paine: of monarchs, presidents and the cult of personality

“Various reasons over the past three months have sent me back to Tom Paine’s clear political ideas. They help to answer such disparate issues as the fight between Parliament and the courts over who is responsible for EU withdrawal; the need for more clarity over who rules the United Kingdom (so long as it remains ‘united’): Parliament (legislature) or the government (executive); and the mindless adulation which political characters as wide apart as President’s Trump and Putin on the one hand and Jeremy Corbyn on the other have attracted. The main purpose here is to explain why the cult of personality – of anyone, not just the three characters in the previous sentence – is primitive. It harks back to medieval times (and much earlier). Oliver Cromwell tried to rid this country of it; but unlike Gideon (see below) he succumbed; though he clung to ‘Protector’ as his title. The evils of cult are well illustrated by Tom Paine.”

“Paine said: ‘The law is king; not the king law’.”

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Rule of law is king

Various reasons over the past three months have sent me back to Tom Paine’s clear political ideas. They help to answer such disparate issues as the fight between Parliament and the courts over who is responsible for EU withdrawal; the need for more clarity over who rules the United Kingdom (so long as it remains ‘united’): Parliament (legislature) or the government (executive); and the mindless adulation which political characters as wide apart as President’s Trump and Putin on the one hand and Jeremy Corbyn on the other have attracted. The main purpose here is to explain why the cult of personality – of anyone, not just the three characters in the previous sentence – is primitive. It harks back to medieval times (and much earlier). Oliver Cromwell tried to rid this country of it; but unlike Gideon (see below) he succumbed; though he clung to…

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