CFN – I love Lift Off here in Cornwall. More on that in another story; but this weekend a few people started yakking with me about my old poll about the most corrupt leaders in Cornwall Ontario.
It caused a huge commotion and Claude McIntosh wrote about it in his column in the Freeholder.
Some of the those on the list just didn’t get that I’m not accusing anyone of being corrupt. I’m simply asking the public their thoughts.
Frankly you can be corrupt without breaking any laws.
adj.1. Marked by immorality and perversion; depraved.2. Venal; dishonest: a corrupt mayor.3. Containing errors or alterations, as a text: a corrupt translation.4. Archaic Tainted; putrid.v.cor·rupt·ed, cor·rupt·ing, cor·rupts
v.tr.1. To destroy or subvert the honesty or integrity of.2. To ruin morally; pervert.3. To taint; contaminate.4. To cause to become rotten; spoil.5. To change the original form of (a text, for example).6. Computer Science To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
v.intr.To become corrupt.
[Middle English, from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere, to destroy : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]
cor·rupter, cor·ruptor n.cor·ruptive adj.cor·ruptly adv.cor·ruptness n.Synonyms: corrupt, debase, debauch, deprave, pervert, vitiate
These verbs mean to ruin utterly in character or quality: was corrupted by limitless power; debased himself by pleading with the captors; a youth debauched by drugs and drink; indulgence that depraves the moral fiber; perverted her talent by putting it to evil purposes; a proof vitiated by a serious omission.
Being corrupt of course doesn’t mean you’re all bad or all good. Corruption sometimes can make good things happen; but generally that’s not the case.
So dear Viewers of CFN it’s time for the 2013 “Who do you think is the most Corrupt Official or Leader in Cornwall Ontario?”
Please note that you can make multiple selections and if we’ve missed anyone for the list we apologize. Please note that we use a 3rd party poll service and cannot rig the vote. We can only delete the poll or zero it out. We at CFN prefer clean polls.