Sunday, September 17, 2006

A question of ethics

I have a question. If tax law forbids non-profit organizations from endorsing a candidate for public office, and James Dobson's Focus on the Family offers a tacit endorsement of Sen. Rick Santorum - can Dobson's statement be considered an ethical violation, or taking it a step farther, an actual violation of law?

Dobson's comments leave little room for doubt.

"Pennsylvania is too important for us not to be here ... especially in your Senate race," Dr. Dobson said in a radio interview last week. "Get to the polls. You know who to vote for. I won't tell you, because you already know."

Evangelical supporters are able to discern Dobson's intent without any further help. therefor, it stands to reason that Dobson's intent is public endorsement of Sen. Rick Santorum. Which, if not an actual breach of law is a violation of the spirit of the law and draws attention to Dobson's ethics, which appear to be corrupt.

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1 comment:

Johnny Crow said...

I realized a lot of people dont realize that when in a jury that you dont have to make a judment based on reasonable doubt.. you have an option of going for the "spirit of the law". It would be interesting to see how that would go in court.