Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Power Corrupts (an excerpt from Burnt Offerings, 2010)



However, since power corrupts when reasonable restraints are not present, our political corruption is the result of a lack of constraints.  (We must) elect honest people  who are not easily influenced.  (Then) organize short clear legislation based on what the public wants.  If that does not happen, then perhaps the American public should be put in charge of politicians salaries and enact a law that makes receiving money or gifts from any special interests illegal.
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