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Anil Rajvanshi

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Debate: Is corruption a moral or a legal issue?

Too often the corruption debate and discussions all over the world are focused on how somebody broke a law. By that definition Mahatma Gandhi was the most corrupt man since he periodically broke British laws!

By dictionary definition corruption relates to doing things which are not ethical.

Hence how should the corruption be defined and fought for greater good?


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    Nov 6 2012: I believe corruption is created by society and not by man. One man by himself on earth can not be corrupted, but with two men on earth they are both corrupted in some means to each other. I believe that as a group, all man is corrupted, and its the power they hold in how their corruption influences an individual or individuals life. It is mostly a moral issue unless it involves direct force to physically hurt or steal property. I believe that man should take responsibility of his own emotions and control him self, Man can be offend to easy by words and actions that don't involve him. To control a society with talk police, we wouldn't be able to have this conversation right now, because it might offend somebody. "Bullying" with kids might be different situation consider they are not adults and they make irrational decisions. Everybody has different "Morals" and to say who is right and who is wrong is just wrong. My thoughts comes from a definition from Webster dictionary, Corruption: impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle.
    "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely" - John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

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