Trump: Absolute Power Leads to Absolute Criminality

By Doug Newman – please email me here.
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When you have to resort to “well, at least he hasn’t committed these crimes”, you might as well admit that your candidate is horrible.

Such is the case with Donald Trump. To be sure, Trump hasn’t been a criminal on the level of Obama and Hillary. That is because he has not yet held public office.

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As Lord Acton put it, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. More so than any presidential candidate in history, Trump seeks absolute power and he has no inhibitions about proclaiming his intentions.

Trump proposes dozens of radical expansions not only of the federal government, but also of presidential powers, that go far beyond anything this country has seen before, even under Obama. During his acceptance speech at the RNC in Cleveland he said the following: “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”

If this is not the language of an aspiring dictator, then what is it?

The most prolific criminals and mass murderers in history have always been those with unlimited political power. Private sector criminals only have two hands so the evil they can commit, while it may be unspeakable, is still limited in scope. The state, on the other hand, has millions of hands so the damage it can cause is pretty well limitless.

Giving Trump – or anyone else, for that matter – unlimited power, even for a short time, no matter how apparently noble their intentions, is to give them a license to destroy, plunder and, yes, kill without limit or consequence … at least in this life. Trump is not at all concerned with the size, cost or intrusiveness of Washington, but rather that the right people are not running things.

The Obama presidency has been an abject disaster, as are almost all presidencies.  However, no matter who wins in November, the American people will look back on the Obama years as a time of relative liberty and serenity.

Yes, I just said that. And, yes, I meant it.

“But you can reach the top of your profession
If you become the leader of the land
For murder is the sport of the elected
And you don’t need to lift a finger of your hand.”

“Murder by Numbers”, The Police

About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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