C. S. Lewis advises President Obama

By C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis, Christian apologist

C.S. Lewis, Christian apologist

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.













  1. illero on December 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    And we are moving toward being ruled by “omnipotent moral busybodies” who are also “robber barons”.

  2. kurtedjohn on December 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm


  3. robstroud on December 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Of course… this is Lewis’ advice for all rulers! God bless the few who listen.

  4. Tom Maly on December 16, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Chilling words indeed —- “i am from the government and i am here to help you!”