1 Samuel 8:1-8
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.…
From the earliest periods of the world's history corruption among public men has brought on political troubles and national ruin It is wide-spread — it is every. where. This deplorable state of things may be remedied: —
I. BY FILLING THE SUBORDINATE OFFICES WITH MEN WHOSE FITNESS HAS BEEN PROVED BY COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION.
II. THE CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE SHOULD BE CHOSEN BECAUSE OF CHARACTER AND QUALIFICATIONS.
III. MONOPOLIES, WHETHER CORPORATE OR INDIVIDUAL, SHOULD BE REGULATED SO AS TO PROTECT FULLY PUBLIC RIGHTS.
Parallel VersesKJV: And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.