Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.
The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.
John Dos Passos
Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect.
A citizen is a political and moral agent who in fact has a shared sense of hope and responsibility to others and not just to him or herself.