Friday, November 17, 2006


The old “power corrupts” saying tells us that even good people, once they acquire power, become corrupt.

The idea of term limits seems to be aimed at this problem.

Cincinnatus is certainly an example of an uncorrupted power-wielder. He got in and out.

The image is of Chernobyl after the accident. Some workers volunteered to go in and accept death. But most, I think, went in for very brief stints, so that the radiation dose wouldn’t kill them.

Like D.C.

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