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STUDENT TIME TRAVELERS

I thought this was going to be a humorous post,  but by the end, all I could manage is a kind of sardonic humor.   Not my favorite kind. 557 more words

Humor

Syllogism of the Day 1-27-18 (repost)

Power corrupts.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

God is all powerful.

Draw your own conclusions.

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–Anonymous

Humor

The Detestable Attestation

The federal government dishes out money to various organizations to hire young people for summer jobs. But starting this year, the government decreed that there will be no money for any groups that do not… 1,773 more words

Constitutional Law

Lord Acton

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely

Lord Action @ Wikipedia

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

“Hi, I’m … and I’m a politician.”

“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