Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chesterton On Tradition

I've been reading (well, listening to) some G K Chesterton books recently. This quote, from Orthodoxy, resonated with me.
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.
Why it has such an impact on me in later posts.

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