Morality And Loyalty

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Morality Many things can cause a person to ignore the strict guidelines of right and wrong that they have learned since childhood. Nothing compares to three main groups of people in a person’s life that causes the most compromising to a person’s morals than family, friends, and one’s job. These three hold a great deal of weight in a person’s life as the individual involved struggles to figure out how to block out the negative a group member or all of the group is doing at a point in time and whether or not said individual participated because of group pressure. First off, loyalty to family is something we told repeatedly to have from the time we can walk to the time we take our last breath on this planet. The old saying “blood is thicker …show more content…
We find that once we hold a good paying job we slowly build loyalty for it over time. We get to the point where we do not ask questions about request made of us from our bosses or managers out of either respect or fear of losing our job. This is blind loyalty is something we have come to embrace never questioning if we are being set up as the fall guy for a company stealing millions or for destroying valuable documents without proof that we were ordered to do so. One example of this would be Fawn Hall’s testimony from the Iran-contra hearing. She states clearly how she never questioned her boss about the orders delivered to her as she carried out his biding (Rosentiel). In addition to the people who turn a blind eye, we have individuals known as whistleblowers. They are the people who work for companies, organizations, or the government and bring to light any corruption they find. There are many whistleblowers throughout history. Nonetheless, two have caught the media’s attention at some point throughout the last fourteen years. Sibel Edwards, who formally worked for the FBI, received a gag order twice by the bush administration until its removal by the Obama administration (Friedman). Then there is Edward Snowden who is a name that teases most people’s memories. He was a C.I.A. computer technician who informed the United States citizens about the surveillance programs used on the public at large. His idea that the people need to decide if it was okay was one thing he would see himself hold one. Nevertheless, he has refused to step foot back on U.S soil since revealing those crucial details with the constant fear of an unfair trial looming over his head. Thus showing two pathways that one can trod as they travel down this road for work

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