Wisdom on Wednesdays—Who is to admonish the state?

“In the days of the monarchy a saint could and did reproach, accuse, or condemn a prince.  In our day the saint and the admonishment are both unthinkable.

“Who is to admonish the state?” (1961)

St Isaac Jogues - etching - CROPPED

St. Isaac Jogues, c. 1930, drypoint etching, 7⅝ x 5¾ in.