Edmund Burke

kinnon —  June 9, 2005 — Leave a comment

Perhaps because of my own Anglo-Irish roots, I’ve always been interested in Edmund Burke, the 18th century statesman, political philosopher and writer. His famous quote and it’s many variations keep his name alive:

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

It is no less apropos today than it was when first written. Too many people are willing to sidestep any responsibility for challenging the actions of those they work under or with – for fear of the consequences. They refuse to challenge what they know to be wrong and by their inaction, allow evil to triumph. God help us all.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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