Marty's comments on how the individual first establishes his or her relationship with the family, then by extension to the public sector, strikes at the very heart of how our economic and political structures are formed and defined.
Although his remarks are not specifically directed at any political leader, they shed light on why some people are concerned about the character of who we elect to public office.
For example, an intellectual may argue that since poor political judgment does not necessarily mean a bad character flaw, it is also true that a bad character flaw does not necessarily mean poor political judgment. But this is not the case as most of us know. As Marty points out, a serious character flaw can increase the chances of poor political judgment.
SAMUEL J. HASSON