While reading the state newspaper this morning, a 'letter to the editor' was noted with a profound point. A quotation attributed to Robert Ingersoll in 1883 was cited. "Nothing discloses real character like the use of power...Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power."
This perfectly describes the current status of the Office of Grand Master in the Arkansas Grand Lodge. At least for the 'Bobbsey Twins.' Little, petty men who show their true colors when given a degree of power. Sadly, there is no system of checks and balances to control their exploits and abuses of power. Men with no scruples to begin with become tyrants in such situations. They become delusional concerning their perceived grandiosity and importance. And make statements such as "I'm the Grand Master and I'll do as I damn well please."
Perhaps the Masons of Arkansas will act in a concerted manner in February to eliminate such men from positions of power and authority.