Jim Chrisinger: Cheating by violating the spirit (though not the letter) of the law corrupts our democracy and alienates us from each other.
Fair play is a bedrock American value. Fair play follows from our egalitarian origins: all persons are created equal and endowed with rights. Fair play means we all play by the rules. Treat others as you want to be treated. Play by the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.
We feel strongly about fair play because it springs from emotion as much as logic.
The opposite of fair play is cheating. Cheating shows a lack of integrity and a total failure of character. No one likes a cheater.Continue Reading...