Comment: My liberal friends believe in "good" Power

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My liberal friends believe in "good" Power

My liberal friends believe a centralized Power structure can be created to do 'good' things and be prohibited from doing 'bad' things. They do not accept the axiom that Power Corrupts, and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

They actively pursue the Holy Grail of "good" government. They have child-like faith that it exists and that they will find it.

In my discussions with them, I try to connect the creation of a large, powerful, servant government with its' inevitable morphing into a large, powerful, control freak government.