Families, not corporations, teach ethical behavior


Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 11:18 p.m.

I read with amusement Cal Thomas' article of Jan. 11. It is the same rhetoric we hear from so many successful Republicans - how they learned in high school about the opportunities this country offers and how hard they worked to achieve the good life, never wavering on their road to success. He goes on to say that we don't teach these values anymore but instead teach that the poor are victims.

In truth, many American families work hard to teach values and ethical behavior. But they feel powerless when the Tycos and Enrons expose the exact opposite behavior.

The poor are truly victims in so many instances in this greedy society of ours. They lose their pensions, while the CEOs walk off with what they've stolen from these hard-working victims.

Instead of whining about the real victims that the Democrats would like to help, let's do something about the powerful, greedy, white collar, unethical thieves of whom Cal Thomas has spoken so highly.

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