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Talent and character

“Judge talent at its best and character at its worst.” Lord Acton

Fitness

Power and Corruption

I read this verse from the Bible and even though it was written thousands of years ago one place from today immediately came to mind. 331 more words

Life

Who Has Moral Authority?

Being a rabbi doesn’t give you moral authority. There are too many rabbis who have been indicted and convicted of horrendous crimes. Remember the Cherry Hill Rabbi… 679 more words

Action Steps

Dark Vision

In a post over at Slate, Omar Ha-Redye sets out what his title describes as “A Judicial Vision of Canada at 150 and Beyond… 1,394 more words

Canada

GOD DON’T SAVE THE GREED: WHAT IT DOESN’T MEAN TO BE IN POWER

“Power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely”

                                                            -Lord Acton

Lord Acton in his letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887 expressed this famous quote showing how absolute monarchies in which all power is given to or, as is more often the case, taken by, those monarchs.

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Politics

Religion and the Church

Of considerable interest is the struggle within the Church of Rome during the nineteenth century regarding the notion of the Infallibility of the Pope in matters of faith. 948 more words

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Is Change In The Offing?

Years ago I wrote the following blog (with minor recent additions) which no one read and which I now realize was a bit pessimistic. Perhaps that was just how I felt at the time — or I was using hyperbole to get a response. 873 more words

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