Moral Duty

20 Apr

Recently the Singapore Government awarded themselves massive pay rises. One of the reasons given is to prevent any corrupting of government ministers by ensuring that they are not liable to bribes.

Should it not be the case that any politician has a moral duty (let alone legal responsibility) not to accept bribes? And that this moral duty should not be enforced by monetary reasons?

If we were to follow this logic, then any worker who is liable to bribery (police, civil servants etc) should also be paid massive salaries to prevent them failing in their moral duties.

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