Certainly parliament ought always to be impartial and free to consult the commonwealth's interests as well as is possible according to the occasion; nor should they be so devoted to their previous opinions that they should feel scruples later on about voting more wisely for themselves or the commonwealth when God has given them the understanding and the opportunity to do so.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
On Politicians of Two (or more) Minds
Some have in their heads the idea that it is bad for politicians to change their mind, not to mention 'flip-flop.' Any thinking person will tell you that this idea is stupid. Listen to John Milton's seventeenth-century prose: