Power corrupts… perhaps the inverse?
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
Now let’s put that in the light of what has been continually pushed by The Idealist. He says (and quotes scripture [D&C 121:39]) that (paraphrasing) anyone who acquires power will become corrupt. I don’t really doubt this, but the scripture also indicates that it is “the nature and disposition” of man to become corrupt. Not that all will. When we put this in a political light, we see that this concept can be and is very true with a majority (greater than 50%) of our politicians.
Now let’s throw into the mix what David Brin has said. Not that he speaks scripture at all, but it is a profound statement. So taking both these quotes in a political light, are all politicians corrupt? Or can we believe that there are good people that exist in Washington?
Personally, I have to believe in the latter.