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Absolute power corrupts absolutely, would you agree or disagree?

Specifically relating to world governments or leaders, once a party or individual rises to the top of the power structure will they predictably abuse that power?

Furthermore, if the party or leader attains power but doesn't use it in a way that helps the most people possible, does that constitute corruption in your mind?

In party politics, does political gridlock constitute a failure of leadership akin to corruption?

What do you think?

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    Jun 24 2013: G'day aj trip

    Yes of course it does. Party politics is the dirtiest of all as firstly the part line is followed to a tee then the party members are considered & then if you are lucky the constituents/voters are considered. A true democracy couldn’t have political parties under such a system as party politics is more like dictatorship. True democracy is all about independent public servants serving their constituents not the party & party members first & foremost I should know I joined a political part once, you had to follow the party line above all else no matter what which is dictated by the leader of the said party.

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    Mathew

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