Secrecy is the linchpin of abuse of power, . . . its enabling force. Transparency is the only real antidote.— Glenn Greenwald
Sensational Abuse Of Power quotations
Stephen Harper is probably the most dangerous human being ever elevated to power in Canada.
Liberty... is there only when there is no abuse of power.
When you cut facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people into deeper poverty & shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice, the people will rise up & express their anger & frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard.
This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
Every people, every society, needs a culture of resistance, a culture of being difficult and disobedient, that is the only way they will ever be able to stand up to the inevitable abuse of power by whoever runs the state apparatus, the capitalists, the communists, the socialists, the Gandhians, whoever.
Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.
Power is the great evil with which we are contending.
We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny.
But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
The arts of power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages.
It marks its victim; denounces it; and excites the public odium and the public hatred, to conceal its own abuses and encroachments.
I'm free of an abusive cult, based on money and power that worships a fictional deity and safely back with the Catholic Church.
A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired.
The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.
The powers of congress must be defined, but their means must be adequate to the purposes of their constitution. It is possible there may be abuses and misapplications; still, it is better to hazard something than to hazard at all.
Neither a state nor a bank ever have had unrestricted power of issuing paper money without abusing that power.
Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians.
They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.
I dread our own power, and our own ambition;
I dread our being too much dreaded... We may say that we shall not abuse this astonishing, and hitherto unheard-of-power. But every other nation will think we shall abuse it. It is impossible but that, sooner or later, this state of things must produce a combination against us which may end in our ruin.
Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in.
The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into the lower dimensional planes.
The bars could not hold me. Force could not control me. They tried to keep me down, but Jah put I around. Yes, I've been accused. Wrongly abused. But through the powers of the Most High, they've got to turn me loose.
Information is power. Disinformation is abuse of power.
The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self-interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state.
The problem isn't the abuse of power; it's the power to abuse.
It is very certain that [the commerce clause] grew out of the abuse of the power by the importing States in taxing the non-importing, and was intended as a negative and preventive provision against injustice among the States themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government.
Abuse of power comes as no surprise
By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
Selfishness and demagoguery take advantage of liberty.
The selfish hand constantly seeks to control government, and every increase of governmental power, even to meet just needs, furnishes opportunity for abuse and stimulates the effort to bend it to improper uses.
Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any 'abuse' came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position.
These last few years we've seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power.
It's not just the abuse of power that's the problem. It's the power to abuse.
The most personal thing I've put in [Touch of Evil] is my hatred of the abuse of police power. It's better to see a murderer go free than for a policeman to abuse his power.
Loving money at the expense of others is an abuse of power to get wealth.