And it is true that we don't always do the right thing in our personal lives even when we know what the right thing is. This is true for people that have a well defined moral code as well as for those that fly by the seat of their pants ethically, but we sometimes get it right whereas it seems the government rarely gets it right even though it has a well defined code called the Constitution. But of course, most elected officials ignore the Constitution when it is convenient. They prefer to interpret the Constitution like a Unitarian interprets the Bible - for maximum convenience and with no regard to the actual text.
In Ilana Mercer's WND column, "Your Godless Government At Work," she states,
Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, your instincts tell you that such promiscuous spending is criminal.
Your gut tells you that your government is not only economically bankrupt, but morally bankrupt too – detached from any ethical moorings.
Alas, "figures don't lie, but liars can figure."
The experts say the complete opposite: The values and virtues ordinary mortals hold themselves to don't apply to government. The macroeconomic and microeconomic solitudes are governed by separate codes of morality. Never the twain shall meet – or so the money mavens claim.
Whereas you'll pay dearly for your profligacy; the government's recklessness will be rewarded. Whereas your debt will wipe you out; government debt will lift us all up. The latter is "stimulating"; the former sapping.
Hopefully you won't buy this – nor should you. Reason and decency dictate that your government is up to no good.