8.4K Followers
·
Follow

So many lessons from the forefathers of America, on choosing the right men for public office, has long been forgotten.

Image for post
Image for post
Image credit: American Forefathers by Tim on Flickr

“No system of government was ever so ill-devised that, under proper men, it wouldn’t work well enough.”

The English founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, said that in 1693.

And indeed he is so right.

10,000 years of human history later, we still fight wars over political ideology; as if settling on the right system of government alone can guarantee human society the justice and prosperity we all seek.

That is so wrong.

Democracy alone is not a magic pill for good governance. In fact, countries with elections often end up filling their public offices with politicians instead of leaders.

Because to be elected today means having to play the popularity game and having enough funding to afford masterful propaganda. …

About

Lance Ng

I write about business, technology and society... Investor | Entrepreneur | Thinker 🔗 http://www.linkedin.com/in/lancengym/

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store