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Who was it who said — “power should be a burden of the wise, not a reward for the arrogant.”

But it seems obvious that any hope of living up to your Roman ideal is long gone. Politicians today go after positions of power with everything they’ve got. They make no secret of wanting to win that election. If Trump or Clinton did not want power, influence and even more money than they already have, then why would they want to win the election.

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