And so does the cause of decency in the hardheaded world of international affairs.
This is a simple question of decency and, surprise, the NRA failed that test in spectacular fashion.
The fact that Sutyagin will finally go free is pretty clearly a win for the forces of decency and justice and all that.
1560s, "appropriateness," from Latin decentia "comeliness, decency," from decentem "becoming, fitting" (see decent). Meaning "modesty" (i.e. "appropriateness to standards of society") is from 1630s.