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“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
This quote is an opinion. The person that said this could have meant a number of things by it. However, I believe this quote to be true. Power corrupts. This means, to me, that when a person has power somehow they are corrupted or that the person with the power, corrupts the things they have power over. The next part of the quote is “absolute power corrupts absolutely,” this means that a person with absolute power will absolutely corrupt him/herself or the things they have power over.
In past history there have been a number of cases where this quote comes in place. The most recent event that I can think of is former president Richard Nixon. He was in charge of the United States; in other words he had power over the country. He was elected once and when his term ran out he ran again. It wasn’t sure thing he would win the next election so he tried to “fix” the votes. He was so...
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