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onkarsingh
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m93samman
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Power corrups a few but weakness corrupts many

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Started: 10/28/2010 Category: Education
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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onkarsingh

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This is an old saying. Of course power is an intoxicant and tends to drift its wielder towards whims and personal benefits. But most of us allow them to misuse power and often do not stand up against. That provides and easy playfield to the corrupt and this tendency grows on. So this weakness of accepting the status quo or not putting up enough resistance becomes the reason for expansion of the community of the corrupt.
m93samman

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I guess my opponent can begin, seeing as he has the burden of proof. I'll define the verb "corrupt" as

1. to destroy the integrity of; cause to be dishonest, disloyal, etc., esp. by bribery.

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2. to lower morally; pervert: to corrupt youth.

http://dictionary.reference.com...

My opponent has the burden of proof, so after he sets up I'll follow his framework to prove him wrong.
Debate Round No. 1
onkarsingh

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onkarsingh forfeited this round.
m93samman

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Oops. I'll pass, hopefully my opponent will return for next round.
Debate Round No. 2
onkarsingh

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onkarsingh forfeited this round.
m93samman

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'Tis unfortunate. Oh Earth, what thou hast seen!
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