Originally Posted by Proud to be Pakistani
PtbP, just think about what you are saying....
People in key political positions have a very high chance of being/becoming corrupt, hence the cliche "power corrupts".
Democracy is a way to keep corruption in check, and not the other way around.
How exactly do you think that an absolute leader will be better? Don't you think he will go overboard with corruption? Most despots make a truckload of money, and get far richer than any democratic leader. The thing is, that people just never come to know about it!
Having faith in the democratic process is not the same thing as having faith in the democratic leaders.
Infact, it is your duty to be eternally suspicious of your leaders, but ensure the functioning of the judiciary and other checks & balances.