- Nov 2016
Hopefully the United States will eventually learn to be more consistent in its views and actions and to follow the same rules and standards which it expects many other countries to follow.
In the given context, however, you are probably referring the term "United States" mainly to political decision-makers. Here my concerns apply analogously, especially as these decision-makers are rarely truly responsible to their own consciences, but are dependent on certain interest groups whose interest is less in the common good than in the particular well-being of the group or persons represented by that group. It is honorable and certainly necessary to make an ethical appeal to such people, but only a small percentage, if any, will be made to think about it. But that also makes sense and is important.