Friday, February 29, 2008

quote of the day

I don't usually quote LDS scripture, but a Mormon co-worker pointed out this line to me with regards to Sen. Buttars and his colleagues who like to throw around their power to intimidate others.
"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." --D&C 121:39
Pretty apt isn't it? Now for a more secular source:
"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
--Lord Acton
Speaking of which, I have in my hot little hands a copy of the Buttars letter in its entirity. I am currently debating the ethics of posting a scan of it on the internet.


Jason The said...

The Daily Herald beat you to it.

Fairly troubling read.

And those quotes are perfect.

theorris said...

"Unrighteous Dominion" has all the makings of an excellent screamo band. Then again, Chris Buttars is a screamo band unto himself.