This is not the pupil who chooses the tutor

“legislators are elected by their fellow citizens.

So why would they say to them: “You are able to intervene in public affairs, you have the right to have your opinion on all matters, to believe or not to believe, to choose your MP, but you do not have the right to choose what you need to drink or not to drink. (…)

Have you received the light of the Holy Spirit on the day a few more votes in a ballot sent you sit at the Palais Bourbon?

This is not the pupil who chooses the tutor: how can MPs understand they must treat as children those of whom, the day before, they solicited the votes?”

Source: Yves Guyot, French radical MP, Dreyfus partisan and feminist, close to Gambetta.
Debates about banishing absinthe
French National Assembly

Source: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-la-chronique-de-brice-couturier-notre-bonheur-malgre-nous-2013-05-29

 

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: behaviours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: