In Kohlberg's final level of moral reasoning,

“A person at [this] level stops defining right and wrong in terms of group loyalties or norms. Instead, the adult at this level develops moral principles that define right and wrong from a universal point of view.”

Simply stated, a person at this level makes his/her ethical decisions based on what any reasonable person would know as right or wrong. These decisions are based on universal ideals of justice or human rights or human welfare. We all know and admire these individuals. They are the ones who stand up to tribal council members, program directors, and other tribal members when they are exhibiting questionable behavior. While we admire these people, we often don’t emulate them because of fear.