"The possession of power over others is inherently destructive both to the possessor of the power and to those over whom it is exercised."
George D. Herron
(1862-1925) American clergyman, lecturer, writer, and Christian socialist activist
in The Cry For Justice (Upton Sinclair) 1920
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Power corrupts...which is why the US Constitution was designed to hold the rights of the individual above all else.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    A very accurate observation. Compelled compliance, victimless crimes, license, larceny with impunity and acts against inalienable rights are all examples of the quote. A once free land of the free and home of the brave has been turned into a statist theocracy of gods and slaves under such principle.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Time to change the guard. Our Constitution is not a respecter of persons ! Such an amazing document of sound doctrines !
     -- watchman 13, USA     
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    Absolutely! Carlton has it right,
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Strange words coming from a Christian Socialist who sided against capitalism. A short research on his guiding doctrines proves the point, and lends itself to understanding the trend among clergy in America leading back to Rome. Lay your goods at the churches/states feet that all might have in common ! 
     -- Ronw13, ID     
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