This arose as a quotation by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902). The historian and moralist, who was otherwise known simply as Lord Acton, expressed this opinion in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887:
The notion that the presidency is the most powerful position in the world can't help but attract the wrong people or I believe can't stop from corrupting or dissuading the right ones."Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
Americans need to divest themselves of the acquired interest of investing all of their faith and money in someone or something that they mistakenly think can solve all of their problems, make all of their difficult decisions, and protect them from their ignorance or the irresponsible actions of others.
I think not but I can only hope and pray that B.O. is the last of the ultra-progressive, tax and spend, big government and wannabe dictators this country's electorate will ever put in office again. I fervently hope that we will see the errors of our lackadaisical, irresponsible, and apathetic ways and rise to our potential rather than succumb to our base instincts.
America as we knew it, is gone, America as we know it, is scary, and America as we expect it, may no longer be possible. What is America transforming into?