Power must be evil because it can corrupt people this

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when it is achieved, those individuals become famous within society. . Power must be evil because it can corrupt people. This problem has a hidden premise. The hidden premise is that individuals who achieve power invariably become evil because the achievement of power corrupts the individual’s principles and beliefs thereby changing the individual from a good person to an evil person. While this has been a well-known saying and/or belief, the argument cannot be classified as true. There are numerous examples of individuals who achieved power and still are considered benevolent. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wielded immense power. Dr. King captured the hearts and minds of countless individuals, yet he preached non-violence and equality. Power is necessary in order to lead a group of people. When power corrupts, it is often due to the morality of the individual who amasses the power. The argument should be: Power can be both good and evil. If power is wielded for the good of all, it can be classified as benevolent. However, if the individual that attains power is not morally sound, then the power can corrupt the individual. In this instance, power can be considered evil when used for the wrong reasons. . It’s ridiculous to think that there will be fewer deaths if we ban handguns. Handguns don’t kill people; people kill people.
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  • Fall '14
  • EdwinRudd
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