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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    As long as there has been war, there has been mercenaries. Bought and paid for. Those with the most sticks usually wins.

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    Wars used to be fought with sticks you know.
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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Power. Once you have power, you can get money easily and you have an impetus to remain powerful so you can keep making more money.
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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    As long as there has been war, there has been mercenaries. Bought and paid for. Those with the most sticks usually wins.
    Wars predate money. But hell, this conversation really is going nowhere. My point is, if you limit the power of the government, there isn't power to be bought. Government, through regulations and rules, often makes it harder to compete with multibillion dollar corporations. Hell, just look at who is funding the push to regulate the E-cig market. The traditional tobacco companies who don't want their margins eroded. My point is, a smaller government is less friendly to those who hold power.

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Of the two. Regarding elected politicians at the state and federal levels.

    Please explain why you chose one over the other.
    I chose neither, because money IS power. Although you can have some power w/o money, but generally, along with power comes money. But definitely if you have money, you have power.

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    Re: Which is more corrupting: Power or money?

    Wealth doesn't always equate to money, but I get your point. Money or power, doesn't matter, I am all about limiting the power of the government.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Wars predate money. But hell, this conversation really is going nowhere. My point is, if you limit the power of the government, there isn't power to be bought. Government, through regulations and rules, often makes it harder to compete with multibillion dollar corporations. Hell, just look at who is funding the push to regulate the E-cig market. The traditional tobacco companies who don't want their margins eroded. My point is, a smaller government is less friendly to those who hold power.
    Hail to the King baby!

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