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Universal Suffrage?

One of the very thorny problems the English (and later the Americans) worried about in the nineteenth century was the question of suffrage: who should vote? 863 more words

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Lord Acton Quote

POWER TENDS TO CORRUPT, AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY.  GREAT MEN ARE ALMOST ALWAYS BAD MEN.

— JOHN EMERICH EDWARD DALBERG-ACTON, 1ST BARON ACTON, A.K.A. LORD ACTON

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“Great men are almost always bad men” wrote John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton in 1887. This was no doubt observed many times, many millennia before him and seems be true as I write today. 748 more words

Talent and character

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

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