That’s a phrase that amuses and bewilders me: government ethics. How can a criminal gang have ethics?
Now, I would argue they can have morals— worthless, harmful morals. But, actual ethics? No.
What kind of “ethics” leaves room for “taxation“, kidnapping, mass murder, prohibition, slavery, and other forms of archation? Only government “ethics”.
You might as well be talking about the ethics of muggers or child molesters.