We know from our newspapers that corruption is everywhere and our public services are particularly vulnerable to the few who break our bond of trust. Occasionally it is our elected politicians that let us down. Lord Acton, a prominent historian of the Victorian era, once said in a letter to Mary Gladstone (daughter of the Prime Minister, William Gladstone, and his confidante and advisor).
"I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men, with a favourable presumption that they did no wrong... Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you add the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority."(Wikipedia)
Whether you agree with Lord Acton or not we must always be prepared to take our leaders to task when they overstep the mark.