To a physicist the idea that power can corrupt does not make sense.
That scientist can and does use very precise formulas from within the realm of mathematics so as to show you all you want to know about power.
But none of what is shown will have any thing to do with corruption of the power we are in reference to.
There is a distinction between the power talked about by physics professors and the power talked about by the founders of our nation.
The way they drafted the U.S. Constitution shows that they had experienced the bad effects from concentrated power, and that they believed distribution of power was a better way.
The graphic shows three branches of government sharing various aspects of power, with the written Constitution being the supreme power of the nation.
That is all well and good, but the notion that there is something in power, a toxin if you will, that corrupts those who use the power is a mystical notion it seems to me.
We know that the notion "power corrupts" is true, but we do not really know how it corrupts, or what the toxins that do the corrupting are composed of, or where they exist and come from.
But neither do we really know what gravity is, but we can use formulas that describe what it does, and we can do so very precisely. Gravity is a mystical power that we can't see or feel, yet we know it exists, and we use it in many ways to our advantage.
Likewise, those toxins of power that can warp the mind, emotions, and heart of politicians who are not careful, will not do the same to those who discover and use the antidotes.
Like the formulas for working with gravity, we now have formulas to work with that mysterious something, "toxins in power", too.