Absolute Power

With the news of the corruption of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich I have been thinking of these quotes:

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. -John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true. -Eric Hoffer

Power - Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. But it rocks absolutely, too.” -Larry Kersten
That last quote (used in the poster) speaks to the real issue of power. Like most bad behavior it can often feel good in the moment.

And before we cast too many stones at the governor it would do us good to remember that one known as a many after God's own heart was corrupted by power.. King David used his power to take another man's wife and then murder her husband.

The good news in all of this is that corruption, like other crimes, is often found out. King David was confronted by the prophet Nathan.. the governor was locked up by the FBI. Let's pray that Governor Blagojevich will find a bit of humility in the aftermath of this public humiliation.

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