State Rep. Jimmy Anderson
Press Release

Power Tends to Corrupt, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

"Republican leaders have tasted power, and it’s corrupted them through their core."

By - Dec 4th, 2018 09:15 am

Madison – Rep. Jimmy Anderson released the following statement on the Extraordinary Session scheduled for today.

“Republicans have demanded that we hold a special session of the legislature and to do what? To make health care more affordable or accessible? No. To fix our crumbling roads? No. To invest in our schools? No. What Republicans want to do is spend millions of taxpayer dollars to rig an upcoming election and strip Governor elect Evers of powers that Governor Walker enjoyed for eight years. We won’t stand by and allow Republicans to cheat the system. The people of Wisconsin deserve better.”

“When you’ve gerrymandered yourself into a permanent majority, stripped power from a governor-elect to curtail his influence, and worked to suppress the vote, you’re no longer legislating for the state of Wisconsin, you’re legislating for yourself. We’ve had 8 years of 1 party dominance that has been used to enrich allies and thwart the will of the people. Republican leaders have tasted power, and it’s corrupted them through their core.”

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One thought on “Power Tends to Corrupt, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely”

  1. Thomas Martinsen says:

    Honorable Representative Anderson,

    I agree with most of what you say in this release, yet I feel compelled to advise you that Lord Acton was more emphatic when he said this: “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” There were no tendencies in his assertions. There is no subtlety in what the corrupt WI Assembly and State Senate are doing now to rob Governor Elect Evers and Attorney General Elect Kaul of powers that voters indicated they wanted them to have.

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