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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If the actions are ethical, I have no beef.



    When they are unethical.
    They can't be both "ethical" and "wrong in your opinion"?
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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    They can't be both "ethical" and "wrong in your opinion"?
    I can't think of any examples of that, can you?
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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I can't think of any examples of that, can you?
    Not offhand.
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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    The level of ethics must be higher in government than it is for the electrorate.
    Obviously
    common sense
    But we do not always have this..nor should we expect it.
    As long as we elect man and not God.

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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The level of ethics must be higher in government than it is for the electrorate.
    Obviously
    common sense
    But we do not always have this..nor should we expect it.
    As long as we elect man and not God.
    God for president in 2012!!!!
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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The level of ethics must be higher in government than it is for the electrorate.
    Obviously
    common sense
    But we do not always have this..nor should we expect it.
    As long as we elect man and not God.
    God for president in 2012!!!!

    Oh, but wait, who's God?
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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    God for president in 2012!!!!

    Oh, but wait, who's God?
    Depends on who you ask...So we're back to "man" again.
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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Depends on who you ask...So we're back to "man" again.
    And still with no examples of when you (or a government) can be both ethical and wrong.
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    Re: Ethics in Government, Should there be any? Who's should they be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    And still with no examples of when you (or a government) can be both ethical and wrong.
    /shrug

    I'm too lazy to look for em'

    I've been reading a Stephen King novel, instead.

    Edit: That said, I would say that it greatly depends on the definition that the person viewing those examples uses for the words "ethical" and "wrong"

    It could be completely within the bounds of ethical behavior, but still wrong in someone's mind.

    Or it could be completely outside the bounds of ethical behavior, but still wrong in someone's mind.

    Depending on how you define "ethical behavior".
    Last edited by The Mark; 02-22-10 at 07:20 PM.
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