[Milton-L] Merit and Regicide was Merit, birthright regicide was RE: Not Milton, but a Miltonist in the NYT . . .

JCarl Bellinger dionhalic at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 13:32:17 EDT 2016


so the King has a bad hair day and it's off with his head?

On Monday, July 25, 2016, Carrol Cox <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:

> Michael E Bryson: I would like to second James Rovira's hope that this list
> is not about to descend into the "lower deep still threatening to devour"
> that is a discussion of this election and either of these candidates.
>
> ====
>
> I agree. We can escape to the political implications of Paradise Lost:
>
>                         . . . .and hast been found
> By merit more than birthright Son of God,-
>
> Query: Is this not a justification of regicide? If the ruler rules by
> _merit_, than when that merit fails, it is just to deprive him/her of rule?
>
> Carrol
>
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