In a message dated 10/4/1999 2:30:52 AM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< The power to corrupt comes from the desire to do so, not from the
the power. It seems to me that people pretend that "power corrupts" so that they
don't have to take responsibility for their own corruption (however weak). >>
I would tend to agree with you, J.R., as well as re-emphasize that when you make a wrong choice, it becomes much more obvious when it has power backing it.