- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

What a concept,” Opinion, Thursday). She says her father lost his position as inspector general for the Corporation of National Community Service because he did his job with unyielding honesty. Some “justify” his dismissal by questioning his mental competency (as a psychologist, I have yet to see any evidence of mental confusion).

She writes, “Everywhere, people flaunt the fact that honesty only matters if you get caught.” This is true, and as a result we are headed into especially dangerous times. One is reminded of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s warnings that we are getting used to standards so low that America may not survive as a strong society. Mrs. Tananbaum’s references to Albert Einstein remind me of Einstein’s eloquent calls for truth, kindness and justice. He stood for clear thinking and prized human relationships built on a sense of trust and honesty.

FRANK J. SPARZO

Annapolis


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