Ethics and Fitness for Office
Ethics are a Moral Standard higher than the Law. It is a standard of behavior that is Self-Governing, Self-Monitoring & Self-Policing our own behavior as individuals, not to sit in judgement of others.
Laws are only applicable when people cannot or will not govern their own individual behaviors.
People with high ethical standards of behavior don't need to split hairs of legalities: is it a Misdemeanor, is it a Felony? WHO CARES??? There should be no question of impropriety what-so-ever, NONE. ZERO.
The Office of the Presidency of the United States of America is the face of our country to the world. Citizens of this country should NOT be mortified by the Bullying, dishonest & womanizing behavior of a man who cannot be trusted.
This morning, the #ApprenticePresidents personal attorney who has been convicted of lying to Congress is set to testify that Trump's "Hush Money Payments" were directed by Trump himself to influence the 2016 Election in violation of Campaign Finance Laws.
Cohen is one of many convictions from Trump's inner circle. The New York Times is one of many who have compiled a complete list
Very reminisent of the Al Franken book, Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right the #ApprenticePresident is already awake & Tweeting despite the fact he lies on a daily basis. Which liar do you believe???
If there was any question as to Collusion, Conspiracy or quite frankly Treason with Russian Meddling into the 2016 Election, ETHICS should mandate that the Leader of the Free World stay as far away as possible from Putin until AFTER a FAIR & IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION was conducted.
Treasonous Dereliction of Duty
Particularly in light of the FACT we all HEARD HIM SAY THIS on the Campaign Trail:
"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you find those 30,000 deleted Emails
The Washington Post has a "Trump Fact Checker" keeping count of all the lies & VERIFIABLE FALSE INFORMATION he's told since taking office:
Trump Fact Checker, Washington Post:
Donald Trump earned 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings as a presidential candidate. Now that he’s president, he has continued his proclivity for making dubious, misleading or false statements. He also often repeats the same debunked claims even though they have been fact-checked. It’s hard to keep up with all of Trump’s rhetoric, so the Fact Checker is assembling in one place all of his suspect statements from his first 100 days as president. You can sort them by various categories and see how many times he has repeated the same false statement.
Insurance Agents like myself are REQUIRED to take MANDATORY training in ETHICS once every two years.
WHY are Insurance Agents held to a Higher Ethical Standard than our Elected Officials???
Ethics training includes things like Deceptive Trade Practices & Material Misrepresentation (a fancy legalese term for Lying.)
In my opinion, ALL POLITICIANS should be REQUIRED to be CERTIFIED IN ETHICS.