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We Need a Hobbit for President

The Lord of the Rings is a story about power and its abuse. Sauron is the mythical antagonist from the J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic story who forged out of a mountain the “One Ring to rule them all.” Those who possessed it fed off the dark energy derived from the ring. Gandalf, the wizard, discovered that Bilbo Baggins had carried the most powerful ring in the history of the world for years. After his nephew Frodo had inherited the heirloom, he offered to give the ring to Gandalf, but the wizard rejected it because he knew that a being like himself would give into the tempting lure of the dark energy.

As we read Tolkien’s series, we are meant to celebrate his overarching theme, that those who wield power should not be those who desire power. Continue reading “We Need a Hobbit for President”