062: Ethics, Morality, and Law

by | Jan 30, 2020

Who’s to say what’s right or wrong? Is that the role of religion, the legal justice system, theologians, philosophers? Who? Culture is just the sum total of the behaviors we will allow. What will we allow, and who decides?

With lawyers arguing on behalf of the President of the United States that the President is absolutely above the law and cannot be held accountable for anything, one wonders how far that precedent goes. Maybe our society is getting approval and permission from the top to delve into one big ethical free for all.

What is the relationship between laws, ethics, and morals? Which holds us to the appropriate standard? In this episode of The Spirit of Leading podcast, I consider those relationships and offer some thoughts on how we might think about each of those elements of the larger question of what will govern our actions and what culture we will become.

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