Why is politics the most corrupt institution on earth?

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  1. ubanichijioke profile image74
    ubanichijiokeposted 7 years ago

    Why is politics the most corrupt institution on earth?


  2. Crewman6 profile image71
    Crewman6posted 7 years ago

    Maybe this is too simple an answer, but I believe it's because of the power involved.  Honest people of integrity don't have the drive to get that power.  Even if you get an honest person into office, they can't compete head to head against the rest of the system.  It either breaks them up and spits them out, or corrupts them bit by bit until they become what they fought.

  3. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    I think like attracts like. With power comes back-stabbing competition and that has to inevitably lead to cheating and corruption. I'm sure there are decent enough people somewhere in politics, but I've never heard of them. I don't think there is one politician (in Scotland/UK), that I can honestly say I like or trust.

  4. Naomi's Banner profile image75
    Naomi's Bannerposted 7 years ago

    I believe the corrupt comes from human nature in that politicians are given too much power and prestige which they then begin using to their advantage.  Some people are already weak morally and when you add power and pressure to the mix then what's on the inside shows up.
    We have created so much red tape and so many laws that the politicians feel they must cheat to win and cheat to get their issues passed.  I don't feel they all get into politics looking for this it just happens.  If you are not a strong person then corrupt people come around and persuade you to break a little rule here and break a little rule there and before they know it they are so ashamed of the game they are playing they just give up and do what the rest do to win cheat.
    Our government is way too big, it is way bigger then it was ever intended to be and there is not enough checks and balances to keep people honest.  We pay them too much, we have allowed them to create laws that give them retirement for the rest of their lives regardless of how many years they are in office how many places can you work where that happens....? 
    They take advantage because we allow them to take advantage. They create laws that actually go against the constitution and we the people sit back and do nothing because we have lost the power to do it.  Our vote no longer counts it is the ones we elected that make the votes and we still just sit back and allow this to happen.
    Our country has became the same as England was when we left it to come over to America.  We have forgotten the real reason why the founders of our country and constitution wrote the constitution the way they did.  If we were truely following the constitution then we wouldn't have tax on this and tax on that and a government so big we can't pay for it or regulate it....

  5. peterxdunn profile image60
    peterxdunnposted 7 years ago

    Politicians are just the front men for the banks and big corporations: especially the oil corporations. Politicians do not have any real power: they can only do what the banks let them do.

    If the people that have the real power cannot corrupt a politician: they simply kill him/her. Every assassinated American president took on the private banking cartel. Andrew Jackson took them on and lived: the two pistols aimed at him by his would be assassin both failed to fire.

    Please read my latest hub for more on this issue.


  6. Sri T profile image77
    Sri Tposted 7 years ago

    I would say religion is the most corrupt.

  7. sam3m profile image60
    sam3mposted 7 years ago

    in most political systems, money is so available for their votes that the temptation is hard to resist, especially since the chances of getting caught are so slim.
    take all money out of politics by having publicly financed campaigns.  then any money accepted by a politician is clearly a bribe and illegal.


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