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Truth and Honesty

  • We Owe it to Ourselves to Tell the Truth to Each Other

    We Owe it to Ourselves to Tell the Truth to Each Other

    We owe it to ourselves as a country to make telling the truth our personal commitment and our mutual agreement and understanding, and our basic and foundational approach to sharing information and to communicating directly with one another.

    Telling the truth can help us survive as a people and a nation.

     
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  • We Once Took Great Pride in Telling The Truth

    We Once Took Great Pride in Telling The Truth

    For much of our history as a nation, we took great pride in telling the truth.

     

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  • Lying Is Not Allowed

    Lying Is Not Allowed

    Truth has logistical value. Leaders who want their organization to thrive can benefit by making truth an expectation for everyone on their team.

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  • How Do Good People Look Into The Camera and Lie, and Clearly Feel No Guilt or Remorse?

    How Do Good People Look Into The Camera and Lie, and Clearly Feel No Guilt or Remorse?

    One of the most interesting political phenomena we are seeing today in our country is that almost every day, otherwise credible people from our political parties look directly into the camera and say things that are clearly not true.

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  • The Fragility of Civility

    The Fragility of Civility

    Civility is fragile.

    We have seen a sad and painful level of deterioration in the level of civility and courtesy in far too many political settings in our country today — and we probably ought to recognize that the deterioration in civil behavior is due, in large part, to an increasing invocation and activation of our most basic and primal “Us/Them” instinctive delineation in those settings.

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