What is your definition of morality and ethics?
The top value of all humanity is self-preservation and that extends successively to loved ones. Everyone everywhere acts in their own self-interest with few exceptions.
If the mass of a society wants their leaders to think of the mass above their own self-interests, then they are wildly mistaken. The mass of society needs to persuade the leadership that it is in their self-interest to act in a particular way.
The power of persuasion is currently in the hands of the corporate giants that have a legal obligation to ignore the interests of all others except their shareholders in providing profit. Re-election money is more important, because with it beautifully orchestrated propaganda swings votes of the uncritical public and of the District Attorneys that refuse to prosecute for crimes.