|One of the two oldest symbols of the Rule of Divine Right.|
From our perspective; "The ruler who rules least, is best!" The elector system before the decimation brought about by the catholic pagans of Rome, was a very efficient method of government, a system which allowed the continual rule of capable men, somewhat like the American, who if proven incompetent could be replaced. In the United States the electoral system is very simular, where the people never actually elect anyone, but if a politician gets too out of line, he can be deposed without violence.
This was the system of the electors. Just as in American politics, the electorate is looking for educated capable people to steer the course of the nation. When a leader is blatantly corrupt he is tossed out, but how a Senator or Congressman can vote to go to war; without any martial experience, without having experienced the smell of battle, the human degradation as a result of conflict, without ever having been in a one on one fight whose outcome can mean the loss of life, is beyond me. One might argue that men can intellectually understand that war is essential, but all too often that is questionable.
|One of the oldest symbols of the Divine Right to Rule.|