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March 22, 2024

Should politicians be held to a higher standard of ethical conduct than other public figures?




Total votes: 8

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  1. Ruba Al-baddawi
    90

    Yes, it must fit with their huge responsibility.

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  2. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    Politicians have an immense amount of power. This means that they also have a responsibility to use this power in an ethical way. Those in government positions must ensure that they are being guided …Read MorePoliticians have an immense amount of power. This means that they also have a responsibility to use this power in an ethical way. Those in government positions must ensure that they are being guided by a set of morals. Any wrong decision or action could potentially cost innocent lives. This is a huge burden to bear. This means that they must remain cautious and careful about everything they do. Ethics in deeply important when it comes to politics and government. Read Less

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  3. HappyDuck
    61

    All public figures should be held to high standards of ethical conduct because of the immense influence they have on other people. However, Politicians must be held to the highest standards as they …Read MoreAll public figures should be held to high standards of ethical conduct because of the immense influence they have on other people. However, Politicians must be held to the highest standards as they are meant to represent us and have the utmost influence. Read Less

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    1. FearlessHusky1
      117.5

      I totally agree with you. Politicians are supposed to represent and protect citizens. Having such a role should mean that they have to be better than most.

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  4. ramonatodd
    22

    yes, they should be a good role model in many ways

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  5. CuriousPanda2
    97.5

    Politicians must absolutely be held to a higher standard of ethical conduct than other public figures. Of course, all public figures should have strong morals and principles, but politicians have …Read MorePoliticians must absolutely be held to a higher standard of ethical conduct than other public figures. Of course, all public figures should have strong morals and principles, but politicians have significant authority and are responsible for upholding the values found in our constitution. If they are corrupt, it does not bode well for the smooth functioning of society. Politicians with a strong code of ethics should look out for all members of a community, especially the most vulnerable. Read Less

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