"The enjoyment of power inevitably
corrupts the judgment of reason,
and perverts its liberty."
Immanuel Kant
(1724-1804) German philosopher
Perpetual Peace, 1795
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 -- David, Livonia      
Reason is overrated.
 -- David L Rosenthal     
    No, it is not reason that is overrated; it is man's ability to reason that is overrated.
     -- David L Rosenthal     
    It was true of King Saul, It is true of King George, and is true 5 stars worth of the time, I think it's the enjoyment of power that corrupts so completely.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Emotion is overrated. Man's ability to reason would cause most adults to buy a gun for their own security. Sadly, "gun control" is emotionally directed.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    "Enjoyment of power" is not what corrupts but man's interpretion of it.
     -- Robert, Sarasota     
    The lust for power is the root of all evil. Without reason, we would soon all be slaves to lies, superstition, and custom.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Joe, I think you took an industrial strength 'Right On' pill today
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    He who reasons best reasons inadequately.
     -- David L Rosenthal      
    this is not what i searched for. this was no help whatsoever. Thanks a lot for ruining my entire night and wasting my prescious time.
     -- heather, chicago     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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