When I watch my elected government officials I wonder if they have even heard of a conscience. Michelle Malkin questions how politicians police and "punish" themselves in Capital Hill's Other Dirty Laundry http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2011/06/15/capitol_hills_other_dirty_laundry/page/full/. As a teacher I understand that sometimes the foxes can't guard the hen-house. We don't do a good job of policing ourselves. Maybe an independent citizen led group should serve, sort of like jury duty?
Ruth Marcus does a great job of discussing how we view immoral actions. Follow the link http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-rehab-nation-sin-becomes-addiction/2011/06/14/AG0ggAVH_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions . I believe as move away from the ideas of right and wrong, sin and evil, we loose our moral base and anarchy ensues. The most pathetic and dangerous responses to Weiner-gate have been from people who say he's just a man, men are pigs, what do you expect? Same thing my wife expects of me, not to be a pig.