In Book III of the Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle

 wrote that humans are responsible for the actions they freely choose to do—i.e., for their voluntary action

Ethics are rules that are recognized by a certain institution. … Someone doesn’t need to be moral to be ethical. Someone without a moral compass may follows ethical codes to be in good standing with society. On the other hand, someone can violate ethics all the time because they believe something is morally right.

Moral responsibility is an important concept related to how people use their free will and must take personal responsibility for their actions. Consequences of any risks taken, must be assumed without passing the blame onto others, including the government.