Friday, January 24, 2020

After finishing Peter Schweizer's Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite, Trump brings hope to the March for Life...

and I thank him.

I was seriously bummed after finishing Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite last night. I get it - many of the politicians are corrupt.  But to read a more detailed report on just how awful these people are leaves you feeling a bit hopeless.

This is from his concluding chapter and it addresses some recent discussion here about power, money, and corruption:
History teaches that corruption follows power. The more power you accumulate, the more likely you are to exploit that power for your own benefit. History also teaches that power tempts those who wield it into corrupt acts. Founding Father George Washington once worried, "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. 
But the problem is not just with accumulated power, but also with those who seek it. As scientist and author David Brin pointedly noted, "It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible."
This morning, while contemplating the corruption of many of our politicians and wondering how in hell us little dirt people could fight back, along comes Donald Trump addressing, in person, the March for Life.

This is the first time since the the march, held every year around the time of the passage of Roe v Wade issued in 1973 legalizing abortion nationwide, a sitting president has addressed the crowd.

Once again, Trump gave me Hope.

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