george w. bush, oct. 15 2001:
let me say a few words about important values we must demonstrate while all of us serve in government. first, we must always maintain the highest ethical standards. we must always ask ourself not only what is legal, but what is right. there is no goal of government worth accomplishing if it cannot be accomplished with integrity.
second, i want us to set an example of humility. as you work for the federal government there is no excuse for arrogance, and there's never a reason to show disrespect for others. a new tone in washington must begin with decency and fairness. i want everyone who represents our government to be known for these values.
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