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Yet the Rings trilogy, almost from its opening page, is bound together by Christian thematic sinews: the corrupting premise of absolute power to right all wrongs; the virtue of humility; the triumph of small things over great; the power of good to anticipate, outflank, and even exploit evil for its own ends; the sanctifying struggle for freedom; the imagery of resurrection; and much more.
The influence of money is corrupting our ability to address the problems that directly affect the lives of every American.
The arrogance and actions of public officials who promote and participate in these corrupting practices should sound a warning to all those who pledge to uphold the law and the Constitution.