The anonymous blogger at Burke to Kirk quotes Chesterton to make a larger point about capital punishment. I don't necessarily agree with it, but it's thought-provoking:
"G.K. Chesterton once said that when you vote, you are putting on the uniform of every official, soldier, or executioner who will perform grim actions on behalf of the public. Thus, in a democracy, when you pull the lever, you are taking responsibility for every life that might be taken by and for the state."
Introduction to "A Christmas Carol"
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