He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything.  That points clearly to a political career.

George Bernard Shaw, in Major Barbara

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If you wanted to buy off-the-shelf arrogance looking at the career politician is your Walmart.

In God’s everlasting benevolence, however, we can rest knowing that their shelf-life expires once we recognize that they deem themselves better than the people and nation they ostensibly serve.  Thus explains England’s exit from the European Union and the presence of Donald Trump in American politics.

As for the English’s exit, the polls and the insightful commentators tell us that the hectoring of the established career politicians and others of the tight, exclusive inner circle of influential and “important” people, pushed the average Joe and Mary into the “exit” vote.  Yes, arrogance has its limits and we Marys and Joes are immersed in examples of this in our land, at the present.

Look at the preposterous juvenile stunt of the Left members of Congress, they of the Left We Know Best Always Party, who expropriated the floor of the People’s House, to tell us “they are always smarter than others.”   Yes, that we, the citizens who pay their salary, are but dumb lumps of clay.

Then there is the problem of hectoring.  No one enjoys being talked down to, being treated like we are small children, subservient.  Nothing diminishes a leader or the leadership class like talking down to those who disagree with you.  And, boy oh boy, do we see that today.

Arrogance decries a limited shelf life.

We humans are a relational people.  America and England are forms of democracies and as such nations where people do matter – are the sovereigns, and are to be treated as if they count.  The absence of this attitude among the English elite in their debate on the UK’s place in the European Union finished off the career politicians – ended (at least on this vote) their self-assigned supremacy over those they are to serve.  Frankly, the Democrat Party of the Left and the cushy elites of the Republican Party in the U.S. are not far behind the English elites in the race to an expired shelf life.

Could it be that here in the U.S. our next election will mimic the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, in which the citizens engaged the army of King George?

Arrogance decries a limited shelf life.

Do nothing out of … vain conceit … in humility value others above yourself.

Eph 4:2