GK for saint?

From a 1921 interview British author G.K. Chesterton gave the Cleveland Press:

“The men whom the people ought to choose to represent them are too busy to take the jobs. But the politician is waiting for it. He’s the pestilence of modern times. What we should try to do is make politics as local as possible. Keep the politicians near enough to kick them. The villagers who met under the village tree could also hang their politicians to the tree. It’s terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hung today.”

Q: How can you tell when a politician is lying?
A: His lips are moving.

These days some Catholics want to make GK a saint. Works for me.

5 responses to “GK for saint?

  1. Yep. For me too. One of the top ones in my personal list of greats.

  2. As a former altar boy I throw the weight of my opinion behind sainthood. Dominus Vobiscum Shredded Wheat!

  3. I’ve been a fan of Chesterton for many years. He has an abundance of pithy sayings which I have collected. One short example:

    “Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.”

    He has a dark humor and by that he can better see the contrast of the light. I recommend him to anyone.

  4. Great quote and probably true, even for those children who prefer sloth to anything else. I don’t want to use Mr. Goon’s dread locution “as a Jew” but, shall we say, not being a Christian, I have no vote. But if I did…

  5. One of my favorites.
    “Earnest Freethinkers need not worry themselves so much about the persecutions of the past. Before the Liberal idea is dead or triumphant we shall see wars and persecutions the like of which the world has never seen.”