Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery.
The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
I would never abdicate, nor would I expect any other governor to abdicate, the responsibility to protect the people of my state.
Now, do I think there has to be shared sacrifice among other nations in the world who want a stable and secure world? Absolutely, there has to be. But I don't think that America can ever abdicate its leadership role in the world because of who we are and where we've come from. We are the symbol for the world for freedom and liberty.
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
I am so anxious for you not to abdicate and I think the fact that you do is going to put me in the wrong light to the entire world because they will say that I could have prevented it.
To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking;
to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.