With all the talk about codes of ethics, Obama, and Trump, I thought the following article was interesting. The core thrust of the brief publication is that power should be used sparingly because, eventually, it will be used on you.
The lead quote, taken from the work of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1804, sums up nicely the general quandary we often find ourselves in:
"So true is it that men close their eyes on encroachments committed by that party to which they are attached, in the delusive hope that power, in such hands, will always be wielded against their adversaries, never against themselves.”
The author goes on to say:
"Liberty works the same for you as it does for me. When you limit your neighbor’s freedom in the name of “justice” or “fairness,” you’re signing the death warrant on your own."
You can read the article here: _
John Paul Wright and Matt DeLisi
Professors of Crime and Criminology