From: Leslie Cameron (Lcameron@uci.edu) To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 22:37:11 -0800 Subject: bush ring I came across this pic through a friend and I was just wondering what the inscription said. Thanks
From: security curmudgeon (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: Leslie Cameron (Lcameron@uci.edu) Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 15:12:42 -0500 (EST) Subject: Re: bush ring : I came across this pic through a friend and I was just wondering what : the inscription said. Thanks Assume you refer to: http://www.attrition.org/gallery/politics/bush/tn/bush_ring.jpg.html I believe the literal translation is "power to the leader, expense to the people". This has been debated in some circles though, as older translations tend to substitute 'leader' with titles like 'czar', 'president' or 'ruler'. Most of these debates stem from specific cultures or societies that place importance on leadership titles, and I don't think there has been any proof that they are valid.
If they are in college, don't know to include a URL for reference, and oblivious to the Tolkein reference.. they probably believe everything they read on the net. At least, I hope they do.