A Crisis of Morality and Integrity. Morality, Mortgages, Foreclosures and Integrity.
Sometimes it is an uphill battle just to keep up with the technology of large megacorps
There is a duty of moral dealings in all we do.
Probably as you read the title: Morality, Mortgages, Foreclosures and Integrity. A crisis of morality and integrity. You say to yourself, what the heck do these have in common? And, based upon the current state of affairs, that would be the correct question. Generally we accept that mortgages and foreclosures have nothing to do with morality or integrity. Most just kind of assume mortgages and foreclosures are only about contracts and the law
What is integrity?
Integrity in a person implies honesty, fairness, ethics, and moral character.
A megacorp made this sauce, if it makes me sick I have a duty to report it and help others.
Law and contracts cannot exist without responsibility. That responsibility is not just to pay your bill but enforce your rights.
See the problem? Contracts and the law are really supposed to be about integrity and morality. And again even those that grasp that concept, miss a vital matter of both integrity and morality and contracts and law. We all get that we are supposed to hold up our end of a bargain, that we have a legal and moral duty to not breach the terms of an agreement. And that begins with paying a debt for a bargained for purchase. But the next step has been somehow dislodged from the American rules of integrity. That step is enforcing the rights and duties provided for by law and contract.
We all could see how much worse society would be if children were taught that there is no consequence to violating rules of acceptable behavior. Therefore children are disciplined for wrongful acts. It is incumbent on us, as members of society to seek out the wrongs and make them right. That means that we have a duty to our fellows to stop or at least fight wrongful conduct by megacorps --- if not you, Who?
Now just assume that about 50% that you have read and heard about malfeasance by financial institutions is accurate. Just assume that the bail outs were needed, because of bad practices. And just assume that about half of the recent foreclosures, the number is higher, were not properly processed. Now wouldn’t it be incumbent on any homeowner to look into their own paperwork to see if a wrong was committed in their transaction. And wouldn’t it also be that that homeowner morally must enforce the contract according to law and make sure there is a consequence for the wrong action of the lender?
The American dream still requires hard work.
But we Americans seemed frozen in action, because of some guilt for not paying on a bad debt. We seem unwilling to enforce moral and legal obligations. We let the huge financial institutions force us into compliance or consequences but we let them slide and slither on their merry way. As with children who do not accept responsibility neither will these institutions unless citizens stand up and enforce their rights. It is my belief that we have a duty in morality, integrity, law and contract to hold large corporations just as responsible as we are.
Where do you stand.
Are you just a doormat for large Corporations
Big Whoopie, but be true to yourself
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