Political ethics Feed

Political Ethics is an Oxymoron

The Optics of CA Politicians Violating Their Own State’s Mandates is Not Good I was recently interviewed for my views on the ethics of California legislators attending a conference in Maui about The Independent Voter Project. The trip was for the annual conference and fundraiser for the non-profit. According to... Read more →


Goodbye, President Trump

It's Time for the National to Heal “Our long national nightmare is over…Our Constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws not men. Here the people rule. Let us restore the Golden Rule to our political process. Let brotherly love purge our hearts of suspicion not hate.” These... Read more →


Warning on the Reliability of the November 3 Election Results

Cyber-Attacks and Voter Fraud Likely to Occur I recently read an alarming report about the possibility of cyber-attacks in the upcoming election. According to the report, U.S. authorities have said that hackers could slow -- but not prevent -- voting and vote-counting in the November 3 election, adding to the... Read more →


Is President Trump’s Discourse the Cause of our Uncivil Society?

Whatever Happened to Moral Virtue? Only President Trump’s most ardent supporters would deny that his way of conversing and twitter postings has created an aura of incivility that has spilled over to virtually all aspects of society. He tends to be disrespectful of others especially those that disagree with him.... Read more →


College Sports Scandals: Who is to Blame?

Ethical Blindness Run Amok The recent ethical lapses at colleges and universities across the U.S. raise questions about their “Ethics GPS”. Do the ethical systems in place provide accurate data about where these institutions are and where they are going to ensure their operating systems are working as intended and... Read more →


Have We Regressed into Nietzsche’s “Moral Nihilism”?

Where's the Moral Outrage? The events of last week where at least 50 people were killed and 50 wounded in an attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch was despicable. The admissions cheating scandal in the U.S. raises serious questions whether the large group of people... Read more →


Is Trump Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

The Chaos Stock Market The stock market gyrations that are causing whiplash can be attributed to many factors including uncertainty about the federal funds rate, whether the tax stimulus of 2017 has run its course, and a host of arbitrary considerations brought on by President Trump’s inconsistent messages about tariffs,... Read more →


Are You Courageous and is it a Good Thing?

What is Moral Courage? Courage. What is it? Is it bravery? Is it the strength of one’s convictions? Is it the same as integrity? Is it an ethical value that we all should aspire to achieve? Ayn Rand said in her classic book The Fountainhead that “Integrity is the ability... Read more →


Free Trade, Immigration, and American Values

Has President Trump gone too far? Has President Donald Trump gone too far with his “America first” program? Is he ignoring the needs of other countries including our historic allies? Has Trump’s actions violated the very values we seek to aspire including fair treatment, empathy and caring and concern for... Read more →