Gordon Johnson’s May 3 letter impelled us to insist on examining all candidates for the ability to act with dignity, integrity and honesty. Bravo!
While we’re at it, I’m reminded of my school days back in the 1950s, when a priest came to our classroom once a week to teach ethics for 30 minutes.
The session I remember most, he strode up and down the aisles, slamming one fist into the other for emphasis, while intoning over and over, “The end does not justify the means.”
We have had the misfortune during the George W. Bush administration of watching Dick Cheney and his cohorts get it completely backwards, leaving us shame-facedly trying to understand how the U.S. could delve into torture in the 21st century.
Every moderator at every debate should ask all candidates to explain what that tenet means. Then listen closely.
Elizabeth Koski, Richland