Immoral Rulers

The Problem of Power One of the key problems with the very idea of government: You hire some people to watch over others to stop them from misbehaving. You have to give the watchers enough power to enforce the correct moral rules. But these watchers are themselves no more moral than the people they are watching over. So what’s going to stop them from using that power to get away with the same sort of immoral acts that they’re supposed to be preventing?

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