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Abuse of power particularly outside the proper chain of command is an ugly thing. People may lie to cover their motives; and while motives cannot be known for certain, patterns are easy to observe, giving a clear perception of intent.
— i said that

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like a fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
— George Washington, 1st President of the United States said that

Comments (23):

  1. Barbara Thomas

    Aug 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Yes, abuse of power is a very ugly thing, and scary too. Interesting shot.

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  2. Steven

    Aug 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    A well-framed view through the window to see Old Glory!
    A great quote I couldn’t agree with more!

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  3. Elaine Hancock

    Aug 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    I like what you said and an interesting image to go accompany it.

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  4. Harry

    Aug 15, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    ah, but the powerful never really hide their intent. They smile and wink as they lie, fooling no one. You image highlights a patrioy symbol surrounded by darkness; a powerful metaphor.

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  5. Elizabeth Buckalew

    Aug 15, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    I love your photo- Nice composition! And nice quotes from you and the President!

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  6. Nicou

    Aug 16, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Cette lumière forte par la fenêtre ce restaurant dans l’ombre quel vue et contrste.
    amitié

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  7. Bill Phillips

    Aug 16, 2018 at 1:20 am

    We are living in very troubled times and are being led by the wrong people

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  8. Otto von Münchow

    Aug 16, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Unfortunately, it seems like present days politicians do follow the saying of Georg Washington. The photos is an interesting comment.

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  9. mhelene

    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:50 am

    I agree . Great composition.

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  10. Lewis

    Aug 16, 2018 at 8:42 am

    I like the dark, back in the days, interior

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  11. ruthiebear

    Aug 16, 2018 at 8:46 am

    I like hoe you framed and highlighted the flag

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  12. Ana Lúcia

    Aug 16, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I like the composition here. Good job.

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  13. Willem

    Aug 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    A nicely framed view through the window, a nice and little scary photo as a result.

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  14. Ginnie

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Sigh upon sigh. Your image alone evokes a response (out of line) that is hard to verbalize, along with the quotes already written (yours and in comments). You don’t want to get me started….!

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  15. Tatar@Y

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Magnifique photo, malheureusement de plus en plus d’abus de pouvoir ! ……. où allons nous ? …..

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  16. Elaine K

    Aug 17, 2018 at 2:31 am

    nice quotes, there is an election going on dow there? trying to reign in Trump? not that i know much about politics at all lol nevermind american politics!
    neat picture, is that your house?

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  17. Ayush Basu

    Aug 17, 2018 at 2:55 am

    well framed, Sherri. i like the darkness focussing the attention outdoors

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  18. grouser

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    What about the one at the top of the chain of command abusing power. Surely that is the worst of all

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  19. Emily

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Very thoughtful quotes for this image.

    I like the focus of this photo, i feel like it could take on multiple meanings. From something simple, like a quiet afternoon, to a reflection of freedoms and government, as you highlighted in your quotes.

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  20. Diane

    Aug 20, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I happen to love YOUR quote for sure!! Troubled times politically for certain.
    I have to mention the photo too. Great framing for the flag but I love how the home is only partly lit — the privacy with enough light for yourselves without the government breaking in.

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