Thursday, 5 May 2016
Gratillonius' Political Programme
Is it ever simple?
Government, firm and just, obeying its own laws;
taming of the barbarians;
reduction of taxes;
reduction of burdens on the productive classes;
liberation of individuals from bondage to the estates of their birth;
Would you vote for Grallon? You would not be able to vote. You would have to fight but:
"...Gratillonius had no legions to hail him Emperor." (p. 142)
Would he have taken that route if it had been open to him?
Medieval feudalism went against several of his policies. I believe in church-state separation and religious belief and observance as responsibilities of the individual. The state should recognize all gods or none.