Seriously? I am simply too aghast to respond in a way that doesn’t include vitriol and invective. One can carry anything too far, including honor codes, and reasonable people can disagree while holding true to their beliefs; but the idea that honor, that truth, that honesty is “naïve”; well, I view that as a concept too far. As someone who has flitted back and forth watching politics up close, law enforcement and the practice of law up close, and national security matters up close, I get that the real world is messy. That said, the idea that the aspirational goal of honor is shopworn makes me genuinely fearful for the future. What follows are the last two paragraphs of an opinion piece in the Washington Post advocating the abolition of honor codes for colleges. “Honor codes can be just as easily misapplied as egregiously flouted: They are used to punish well-meaning rule-followers for minor infractions yet, because they rely on reluctant student enforcers, allow flagrant violators to walk free. As a result, they breed confusion, mistrust and ill will on college campuses. "It’s time for honor codes to go the way of armored knights, family crests and other emblems of that quaint and naive concept of honor. Schools should find more concrete ways of demonstrating they are serious about upholding academic ethics: implementing more “cheat-proof” assignments, like in-class essays; collecting cellphones or shutting off the Internet during tests; and even, when the professor and subject matter warrant it, permitting the kind of close collaboration that students will soon find in the workplace. By forsaking the honor code, colleges might actually succeed in restoring a measure of integrity.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/05/28/why-colleges-should-ditch-honor-codes/ (emphasis not in original).