Letter: Wrongdoing in politics
On the issue of ethics, in politics it seems that as long as you deny any wrongdoing, then none of what you are doing is wrong. Would knowing how the Supreme Court will decide on an issue before judgment is handed down be considered unethical, or...
On the issue of ethics, in politics it seems that as long as you deny any wrongdoing, then none of what you are doing is wrong.
Would knowing how the Supreme Court will decide on an issue before judgment is handed down be considered unethical, or just clever politics? Would knowing what a room full of pastors talked about in a public meeting be unethical? Would knowing that a Supreme Court justice may have been talking to the Senate majority leader about the future of Minnesota law be unethical, reprehensible or criminal?
It is my belief what public servants say publicly or privately at any time, pertaining to anything except their private lives, is public information and should be, in some form, public record. We the people have given enormous power into the hands of a selected few, believing they are voting, ruling, and governing consistent with the will of the people.
As I busy about my life, I have little time and money to put toward influencing political decision-making. I, for one, am thrilled about this unintentional, much needed, oversight into the goings-on of the public servants that my taxes are paying for. This newfound information shall surely have a profound effect on my will, come time for my one vote.
Is it more unethical for public servants to privately record the public's privacy or for members of the public to privately record public servants publicly?
Unethical -- pastor/senator/general making up stories about what Supreme Court justices said, or did he? Reprehensible -- Supreme Court justices lying.
A verse the pastors will know -- James 3:5, "The tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold how great a forest a little fire kindles."