August 29, 2007

Disillusioned with Politics

When I was a boy, I was taught that America's government is an amazing entity that works diligently for its citizens. The famous Schoolhouse Rock episode “How a Bill Becomes a Law” comes to mind. The point that was not communicated effectively is that even though the government might be ideal, the people administering its affairs are far from it. After being overwhelmed with the recent scandals associated with elected officials in America's Congress, I now feel completely disillusioned. Shame on those who rise to power and then exercise that power unrighteously. Section 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants speaks to this issue: "We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion." My father used to tell me that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. The older I get, the more I believe this is true.



Blogger sorensen88 said...

I find politics stupid. Mostly they are the same people who go to the same private schools and universities.Their is no difference between them.

August 25, 2008 11:01 PM  

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