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By now, everyone knows about Eliot Spitzer, the paragon of virtue in New York who was recently linked to a prostitution ring. For a guy who has built a career on being holier than thou, this was about as stupid, arrogant and hypocritical an act as you'll ever see.
But I don't care about Elliot Spitzer.
What I care about is yet another public breakdown in the values we all say we admire. Values like faithfulness, ethical conduct, and rule-following in general.
The trap here is when we begin to believe that bad things aren't so bad when they are done by nice people like ourselves. Spitzer says he's sorry, but clearly the only thing he's sorry about is that he got caught.
I'm sick of reading about people who continue to allow themselves to engage in horrible behavior and then tell us how sorry they are.
People need to get this right from the beginning. If it's wrong, don't do it. We need to conduct ourselves honorably all the time.
Our honor is the only thing we possess that no one can take from us unless we let them. A guy named Jacques Bossuet once said, "Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least injury without damage." I agree.
Honor is so important and so fragile we need to protect it all the time. Especially when nobody's watching.