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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 25 2013: Power doesnt corrupt nor dose it" Force "or "Make" you do anything.It all begins with whats within and power is an extrinsic condition under which human greed can be excised.

    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?

    It depends on whether its done so intentionally or not cuz leaders might just as well make mistakes(but this cant be used as a jusitfication...balance of the two ,you know) or manage in a ineffective way. What matters is how they gonna deal with that. Or they can be manipulative and abuse the power. Then thats corruption to me.

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