Where has our sense of honour gone?

Where has our sense of honour gone?

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#1 Feb 10, 2013
Where has our sense of honour gone?
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Possible kickbacks and double billing for repairs at TCHC, ORNGE executives abusing public funds, prominent politicians abusing expense accounts, senators pocketing housing allowances they are not entitled to, rampant plagiarism by a school board head, corruption within our police forces, a Toronto mayor who ignores the rules, overspending on political campaigns, G8 security monies misdirected to municipal improvements in a politician's own riding, robo-calls dissuading voters, and on and on. The Star has provided a stellar service bringing many of these abuses to light but I fear they are merely the tip of the iceberg.

Am I the only one who wonders where a personal sense of honour or duty, one of honesty or responsibility has gone? Was it ever present in our society? Where are the leaders our youth need to admire and model themselves after? It starts with parents but should not end there. I do not believe we must accept societal and political corruption as an inevitability. Just because it is ubiquitous, it does not mean we must become inured to it. Accepting corruption as inevitable merely aids and abets it. Some say that power attracts the corruptible, but that need not be so. We must demand much better from those who serve us

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