Responsibility and ethics no longer get along.
To your dad, responsibility was about looking after things — the farm, the roads, the people. Nowadays, it’s about making short-term numbers in business, and sucking up to mass anger in politics.
Ethics? Well, there’s the work ethic, and that ain’t any too ethical either anymore. It just means bust your ass for the boss.
Nowadays people hate the government not just because it takes their money, but because it gives that money. To anything. They don’t believe government has any positive function except the exercise of deadly force.