The following points are excerpted from the book "The Death of Outrage" and identify the lesson we're being taught by the current U.S. government. It's not a pretty picture.
• Character in our president doesn't matter. It's the economy, stupid.
• Some powerful people are above the law. They don't need to play by the rules.
• Adultery is no big deal. It's commonplace. Europeans don't care about it; neither should we.
• It's okay to lie under oath.
- It's okay to close your eyes to wrong doing when it's your own powerful friends and political allies who have done wrong.
• A lot of people engage in misconduct, so it doesn't matter if you do, too. Everybody does it. This is especially true in politics.
• A person hasn't really done anything wrong unless he's been convicted in a court of law.
• If you do something wrong and people question you about it, do not voluntarily step forward, admit wrongdoing and take responsibility.
• The ends justify the means.
Donna B. Bayo, Pine