As many of you fine readers are probably aware, the state of Alabama and its government are about as fundie as any state can be—meaning they have the place in a strangle hold. This all brings to mind a famous quotation by Lord Acton:
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.
Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (Judge Roy Moore) has once again been thrown out of office by a disciplinary court in Alabama. You may read about it in the following short article—and please notice all the other high-level Alabama officials who are in trouble with ethics violations and the law:
Lord Acton probably never visited Alabama in the 19th century, but he sure was prophetic in his understanding of the relationship between great power and deep corruption in the Fundieland, Alabama, of today.