Sunday, June 10, 2012

Days of Judgement

Politicians fear the law, as indeed they should. But what truly terrifies them is the great hall of justice known as the court of public opinion. A court trial may be no more than an occupational hazard; the law, moreover, is known to take its own course, particularly when like an ass it defeats its own purpose through delay. But public opinion, while it may take a while to reach the crescendo of judgement, is unwavering. It is also relentless, delivering an unsentimental sentence every five years or less through a set democratic framework.


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