AN INTERVIEW

There is a standard of right

Recently the Sentinel spoke with United States Congressman Christopher Shays about honesty. His remarks are excerpted below.

Most people who have a high standard on ethics questions have developed it over time, starting as a child. I think of my parents. My dad and mom would never have thought of having me answer the telephone and say, "I'm sorry, my dad and mom aren't here" when they were there. Wouldn't it be a tremendous irony if, while they were preaching that I should always tell the truth, they said to lie—even a little lie?

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