President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (right) and the General Coordinator of Social Communication of the Presidency, Jesús Ramírez, when presenting the “Ethical Guide for the Transformation of Mexico”. Image: Video Capture
With the aim of strengthening the moral, cultural and spiritual values in Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented the Ethical Guide for the Transformation of Mexico, which is part of the fulfillment of its commitment 99.
In a conference, the president stressed that this guide was born from a “degradation of public life”, so to face this, in addition to actions that improve material conditions, it is necessary to promote the values and well-being of the soul.
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“For a long time we have maintained that the crisis in Mexico is not only an economic crisis, not only one of material well-being, but also one due to the loss of cultural, moral and spiritual values (…), that is why we spoke of a Loving Republic, of happiness as the ultimate goal of government, and there was talk of having a Moral Constitution ”, he commented.
He announced that the Ethical Guide for the Transformation of Mexico It will be delivered to 8 million older adults so that, voluntarily, they can read it, reflect on the precepts, transmit them and discuss them with their families.
In this regard, the General Coordinator of Social Communication of the Presidency and a member of the committee that prepared the document, Jesús Ramírez, reported that since 2018 work has been done on this project that establishes the importance of values and indicates that “behavior attached to ethical standards is indispensable to live in harmony in all spaces of society ”.
“We propose to reaffirm, disseminate and promote ethical principles and standards of conduct that have arisen in the world and in the country as a result of the civilizational advance —the adoption of an ethical guide by society is voluntary, it is a reference, it is not a law or legal norm, is a document for reflection and debate— “, Ramírez Cuevas read and clarified the introduction of the text.
Meanwhile, the economist, Enrique Galván Ochoa, insisted and made it clear that the Ethical Guide for the Transformation of Mexico It is not a government imposition on Mexicans, but rather reflects the opinion of society that was summoned to express itself two years ago in this regard.
I would like to make it clear that this code of ethics is not something that the government wants to impose on society, on families, on unions, on companies, it is not about that, what the commission did was not create a series of new values for Mexican society, but to summon citizens to give their opinion and our work was carried out to make this codification, but it is not something, and I insist, that the government wants to impose, “he said.
The committee that prepared this guide was constituted by Jesús Ramírez, Verónica Velasco, Pedro Miguel Arce Montoya, José Agustín Ortiz Pinchetti, Enrique Galván Ochoa, and Margarita Valdez González.
The 20 principles and values that are addressed in the document are the following:
- Respect for difference
- Of the life
- Of dignity
- Of freedom
- Of love
- Of suffering and pleasure
- Of the past and the future
- Of gratitude
- Of forgiveness
- Of redemption
- Of equality
- Of the truth, the word and the trust
- Of the fraternity
- Of laws and justice
- Of authority and power
- From work
- Of wealth and economy
- Of the agreements
- Of the family
- Of animals, plants and things
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