basic decency

basic decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the basic decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is an assumed basic decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
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But on the flip side, again like us, they also deserve basic decency and respect.
We believe that Illinois is still, after all these years, the Land of Lincoln, where Republicanism stands for fiscal conservatism -- and for basic decency.
Neuroscientist Sam Harris is one of several here who, searching for a solution to the"truthiness" crisis, simply appeals to basic decency.
As an urban expression goes, "That's rich," coming from a country that cannot even show basic decency by taking back the garbage exported by the Canadian company Chronic, Inc.
The top US diplomat also expressed disappointment with the promotion of three South Sudanese army generals sanctioned by the United Nations in 2015, describing the move "a slap in the face" of the Security Council, and the nations that supported Kiir's regime, and "of basic decency.
Managers and co-workers alike are on notice that behavior that violates basic decency against others in a sexual manner could well result with career-ending consequences.
He added: "Too right I'm proud of her, for this, and also her values, of basic decency and putting others first throughout her life.
They have rights and deserve more protection (compared to) other citizens because they lack vital resources and can only bank on basic decency and the law to protect themselves.
Many examples come to mind, rampant and rising crime levels, greatly increased poverty levels, public services well below the minimal standards required to maintain basic decency and standards for the public, that to name just a few of the management remits for modern Britain.
Trump disgraces this nation everyday with his rejection of basic decency, his gross and palpable lying, his use of cruelty and humiliation in place of rational argumentation.
Instead they are supposed to be shining examples of civilized discourse in which the virtues of basic decency and respect for the dignity of the person are observed, even while we espouse our causes and ventilate our arguments with all the intensity and passion that we can muster.
The programs represented are: The Truth About Drugs, an anti-drug education program designed to erase pandemic substance abuse worldwide; United for Human Rights, enlightening populations on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; The Way to Happiness, whose 21 universal moral precepts help to restore the bonds of humanity and basic decency of mankind; and Scientology Volunteer Ministers, providing urgent assistance to the devastated and traumatized and bringing succor in times of disaster, both acute and everyday.
It's about basic decency and leaving killing for pleasure where it belongs - in the Middle Ages.
The government's apparent aim to execute someone for crimes allegedly committed as a child is an affront to basic decency, as well as a violation of children's rights.