Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Does Power Corrupt & Absolute Power Corrupt Absolutely ???

If as the saying goes, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Do you think this statement applies to Bush and Blair.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Absolutely!

    And may I add, with uncontested power we get uncontroled arrogance.

    Arrogance is what we've had until just recently, when the people spoke out!

    Arrogance is like channel thinking...you only see things one way and nobody else can sway your thinking.

    More troops? Better equiptment? Not having invaded to begin with? Getting world support first before invading? Use of high tech to thwart would-be enemies before they even hatch out of their perverted mother's eggs?

    What a burden one carries when they adopt arrogance as their attitude!

    Away with the old! Usher in the new!

    Open all doors like Pope John Paul told us!

    In time, the enemy retreats never to show his ugly head again.

    Time cures all.

    Thankyou.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Yes ,without doubt , Just Look at the Vermin that Blair and his Low Life Cronies so called "New Labour" Corrupt , Corrupt , Corrupt

    Source(s): No Doubt --??
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  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    lord acton's actual quote is "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"......many people who have achieved power have remained true to their causes and avoided a corruption filled term of office....no this does not apply to bush and blair as their terms of office is now definite and they had never had the capacity to weild power with impunity

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    YES!!! But Bush was already corrupt and maybe Blair too.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    With a repuglican congress and a repuglican president we came as close to a dictatorship as I have ever seen in this country, there were no checks and balance and just look at the legislation that came out of it. The patriot act and the military act are suppression of our rights as citizens pure and simple. Even though it may have been for the right reasons it was still wrong to trash our constitution and I do think that the courts will throw both of these things out.

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  • ChaliQ
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes it does...and democrats and all other parties. It disgusts me to see fat bloated politicians in office 20-30-40 years or more I believe term limits should be enacted.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not necessarily, but think on this:

    The LAST person that you can trust to be elected/appointed/promoted into a position of power is the wanker who actually applies for the job.

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  • boots
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No, because they don't have absolute power. In America there are checks and balances to keep this from happening. That's why we have congress and the senate.

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