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Absolute power

Dear Editor,

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We have simply given too much power to too few people to hold for too long in America.

Power has shifted from localities to states and from states to the central government over the past hundred years or so. This shift diminished the power of hundreds of thousands of state legislators, county commissioners, city and town council members, and local judicial bodies and consolidated that power in the hands of 535 Congresspersons, nine Supreme Court justices, and 1 power-mad President. That’s the “too much power to too few” part...


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