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Donald Trump is Brock Turner writ large: Power and abuse

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An unfortunate pattern can be seen in how having the power to act with impunity leads to the abuse of that power, using it in ways that are immoral, unethical, and/or illegal, with the expectation that there will be no accountability for the action. (Lord Acton’s dictum: Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.) Some examples of this pattern in recent reports:

  • Law enforcement actions against hostages in Atticus uprising and against John F. Edland, reported here.

Each of the above exemplifies the idea that might makes right; additional examples are easy to find when you look at the actions of the powerful.


Written by LeisureGuy

13 October 2016 at 2:40 am

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