Ethics discussion off trackThe state politicos discuss the need for ethics and then sideline us by trying to define a lobbyist as to say, if we can harness lobbyists, we will automatically get ethical politicians. Let’s get back on track.
Ethics has to do with morals and morals have to do with making the distinction between right and wrong in conduct. Everybody has innate knowledge, and we therefore know the difference between right and wrong conduct in our lives.
Being humans, we do not always practice ethical behavior in our everyday lives and therefore rely on rules and regulations to tell us what our peers will accept as correct or ethical behavior.
Is it right/ethical to accept something that might not be good for those we have given responsibility? We all know the correct answer, but sometimes we rationalize. Let’s just identify unethical behavior for an ethics commission.