Unformatted text preview: me Court opinions to expect public
administrators to know all of them. While laws, rules and regulations are reasonable
ordinances developed and promulgated for the
common good by a lawful authority, some of these are
not reasonable nor are they for the common good.
not Discussion also focused on the duration of a law or
rule. Frequently, laws remain on the books long after
they have become obsolete. In addition, there are
some laws and rules honored more in their breach
than in their observance.
25 THE DEONTOLOGICAL AND TELEOLOGICAL
APPROACHES When these situations occur, nobody is required to
obey the law, and it is time to change it. Obsolete laws
or rules sometimes remain "on the books" so that the
ruler, the superior, can apply them at will, but this is
not in accordance with the nature of law. A person may be perfectly ethical in not abiding by
such silly principles.
such The fact that there are so many laws and rules, and
that it would be difficult to know all of...
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- Fall '12
- Ethics , administrative ethics