Power corrupts

April 16, 2008

“absolute power corrupts absolutely”
-John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

I love this quote and it is so true. The more the power of the masses gets into the hands of the few, the more they feel they deserve it and the less they help the people they were meant to serve. I can’t help but think how this applies to our current government and the atrocities that it has committed on our freedoms in this country.

Don’t believe in this quote? Well try reading about the Stanford Prison experiment. A group of normal students were put into positions of power and the rest were put into other positions, and what happened? Major abuse of power by normal people that were given it on an experimental basis.


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