Thursday, July 09, 2009

Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation

As David Books notes in a New York Times Op-Ed, there is a correlation between the rules by which one lives and one's moral behavior, as exemplified by George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. Indeed, the best way for one to learn ethical behavior is by first learning etiquette. This culture has certainly dropped the ball on that one. Virtue and liberty are two sides of the same coin. We too often forget that.
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