Friday, June 9, 2017

Ethics? Hah!; Letter to the Editor, The Pueblo Chieftain, June 9, 2017

Tom Carpenter, Letter to the Editor, The Pueblo Chieftain; Ethics? Hah!

"When President Trump waived the ethics rules for his White House staff, I had to reexamine my own thoughts on what I think ethics are.

In my past as a business person, I served on an ethics committee and a professional standards committee. As a Republican, I chaired a political action committee for the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce (before Rod Slyhoff was director). And again as a businessman, I was the Southern Colorado coordinator for the Better Business Bureau. Could my understanding of ethics be so wrong?

To clear up any confusion on my part, I sought an answer from Merriam Webster, to wit: "The discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation".

Nope, it is just what I thought it was. Evidently, we don't need no stinkin' ethics in the White House.

Tom Carpenter


Pueblo"

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