I see this phrase a lot in the political forum, it is used a lot by politicians. They say things like " We have the moral high
ground" or " get off your moral high horse" or something along those lines. They (or we) say because they believe saying it makes it true.
I put this question here because we all have a sense of morality. We have absolutes, things we will or will not do under any circumstances, and lots of things which are not absolutes, things we prefer or try not to do, but we do them, especially if no one is watching. I believe we all have a bit of hypocrisy in us, we hold others, especially our leaders, to a higher standard. We do things that we expect others not to do. Our politicians lie, cheat, steal, bribe, engage in sexual misconduct, slander, etc. If you hold these things to be wrong, where do you get the moral authority to make such a claim? How do you reconcile your condemnation of a politician for doing something you also do? How do you ever expect an honest, morally upright person to get elected from the public pool of a morally bankrupt nation?