In this world, remaining faithful to one’s principles can be a very difficult proposition. We often hear how important it is to “go along to get along,” and while we all make compromises during the daily course of living, sometimes the issues confronting us are too large to ignore, too loud to mute that . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The High Cost Of Integrity
While I wholeheartedly agree that no one has the right to pry into a person’s sexual orientation (except in cases of arrant hypocrisy), I still feel such admiration for and encouragement about the human spirit when people choose to reveal it. Following Michael Sam’s recent revelation that he is gay, Canadian actress Ellen Page has . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: To Be Young, Gifted, And Gay – Part Two
I am in awe of this kind of courage, and it is one of the reasons I am never quite wiling to give up on humanity. Despite the progress that society has made, I can’t think that this could have been an easy decision.
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This kind of sterling courage and integrity is what keeps me from abandoning hope:
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Readers of this blog will know that I have a deep and abiding respect for people of real integrity, those capable of moving beyond narrow self-interest to embrace ethics and principles in the conduct of their lives. Kevin Page, of whom I have written several times, is one such individual who has set a sterling . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More Praise for Kevin Page
While we are witness to almost daily examples of greed, venality and dishonour (think of Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, Mac Harb and Patrick Braseau as but a few odious examples) in public life, we don’t often get to see its obverse, personal integrity. That is why I take particular pleasure in posting this link . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Another Face of Integrity