No, not really. Our politicians quit working for the country or people long ago; they work only for themselves, to enrich their own lives in one way or another.
As a result, they follow only the rules they find expedient to follow and even then only when they want to.
As an example, a few years ago the people of Idaho voted in term limits for state legislators. It became law - until the politicians came back from their vacation whereupon they promptly voted to cancel the new law the people wanted. The people's desire, the needs of the country are both ignored in favor of what individual politicians want.
Earmarks are another sign - earmarks make friends for the politicians which gets votes (and money). The inevitable result is a budget each year with more earmarks than actual budget items.
I find such things disappointing, but am not truly outraged. I expect our elected officials to have almost no ethical standards, and they don't. What's new there?