It is not for kings, Lemuel—
it is not for kings to drink wine,
not for rulers to crave beer,
lest they drink and forget what has been decreed,
and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.
He who assumes a position of power must also accept the responsibility that implicitly carries authority. A person who is controlled by a constant and chronic alcohol consumption is not able to fully utilize all his skills and capabilities at the service of the position he has been assigned. History is replete with examples of leaders who lost power by letting alcohol lead their lives. And all this without taking into account the terrible consequences that impact the health of those suffering from alcohol dependency syndrome. The most significant impact, however, can be observed in those who are the subjects of government. Because of the irresponsibility of the ruler important issues are neglected and in the end who suffers most is the people who are subjected to poor management. This disastrous situation can also occur at other levels of authority such as, for example, at the level of the head of the family and home
In any case, most of those who aspire to positions of power only care about achieving the authority so they can later dedicate themselves to exploiting the resources and political influence associated with the dominion; which then enables them to increase their wealth and probably also their fame. They can care less if the oppressed remain oppressed, or if human rights are being respected. God grant that better and more educated leaders ascend to power and govern with moderation and justice for the benefit of the people in general! To God alone be the glory!