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  • Must have skills te become an elected offical: backbiting-double-dealing-lying

    We all contend that politicians lie; the elected official is an accomplished backbiting, double-dealing-liar. There is a contagion infecting our American governmental bodies; dishonesty. What alarms me the most, is we have become completely comfortable in expecting and accepting this dishonesty. The dangers in conceding to political dishonesty is found in the innumerable amounts of people who vote who are willing to believe the political lies, there may even be a few out there that simply don't care. Paul Ekman, who is coined, "“the best human lie detector in the world”, the UCSF Professor Emeritus in Psychology, and, the world’s foremost expert the study of emotions and facial expressions suggests; most adults don’t have a clear understanding of deceit.
    Perhaps this is because we have come to accept lying as a social norm. Lies have become woven into the fabric of our daily life; lying has become a "social lubrication" of sorts. EVERYONE lies at one time or another in their life; to spare somebody’s feelings, to get out of a commitment, or, a situation arises to which we can't say no. As we traverse through our lives as an adult, we figure out that honesty and bullshit detecting take a lot of time and energy. For some, the propensity towards adopting jaded filters will rule, as they casually cast aside the necessity of introspection, self-awareness and collective connection.
    There is a real danger in accepting the lies of any politician, especially in a world, with each passing day, becomes increasingly disconnected and emotionally repressed. The key to understanding deceit is understanding not only in having an awareness of others, but of ourselves; that honesty is as much a psycho-social matter as it is an ethical matter. The rate of American ethical and psycho- social de-evolution is astounding. In terms of ethics and psycho-social matters, we must demand that our politicians stop masquerading ulterior motive as progression, collective evolution.

  • Must have skills te become an elected offical: backbiting-double-dealing-lying

    We all contend that politicians lie; the elected official is an accomplished backbiting, double-dealing-liar. There is a contagion infecting our American governmental bodies; dishonesty. What alarms me the most, is we have become completely comfortable in expecting and accepting this dishonesty. The dangers in conceding to political dishonesty is found in the innumerable amounts of people who vote who are willing to believe the political lies, there may even be a few out there that simply don't care. Paul Ekman, who is coined, "“the best human lie detector in the world”, the UCSF Professor Emeritus in Psychology, and, the world’s foremost expert the study of emotions and facial expressions suggests; most adults don’t have a clear understanding of deceit.
    Perhaps this is because we have come to accept lying as a social norm. Lies have become woven into the fabric of our daily life; lying has become a "social lubrication" of sorts. EVERYONE lies at one time or another in their life; to spare somebody’s feelings, to get out of a commitment, or, a situation arises to which we can't say no. As we traverse through our lives as an adult, we figure out that honesty and bullshit detecting take a lot of time and energy. For some, the propensity towards adopting jaded filters will rule, as they casually cast aside the necessity of introspection, self-awareness and collective connection.
    There is a real danger in accepting the lies of any politician, especially in a world, with each passing day, becomes increasingly disconnected and emotionally repressed. The key to understanding deceit is understanding not only in having an awareness of others, but of ourselves; that honesty is as much a psycho-social matter as it is an ethical matter. The rate of American ethical and psycho- social de-evolution is astounding. In terms of ethics and psycho-social matters, we must demand that our politicians stop masquerading ulterior motive as progression, collective evolution.

  • Yes, of course.

    Politicians in general should be held to a high standard of I believe that politicians should be held to a higher standard. They should not be allowed to get away with their crimes and corruption.honestly and moral integrity. Politicians will help make the laws and you don't want someone who can't keep the law to make the law.

  • Yes, we sould hold politicians to a higher standard

    Yes, we should hold politicians to a higher standard. We should expect them to tell the truth, or call them out on it. We should expect them to act in a dignified and respectful matter. We should expect them to explain their plans in more detail. We should expect them to follow the laws of our country. The key is WE. We the people need to be more involved in the political and governmental process. We need to be educated on how our government works and on how our politicians have or plan to solve problems. We need to demand content from our media instead of looking for entertainment.

  • Yes, we should hold politicians to a higher standard.

    Yes, we should hold politicians to a higher standard because they chose to get involved in the political landscape and they are supposed to represent us. Politicians are meant to be the voice of the people; therefore, if they do not represent the values of their people, they should be removed from office.

  • Yes, but it's not easy to do.

    Politicians should definitely be held to a higher standard, but it's not clear how we can do that. That's supposed to be the media's job, and many news outlets do it pretty well. However, people can choose how much media they want to consume, and which media outlets they want to consume, so they might not get accurate information. Laws against politicians lying is probably not Constitutional, so it's really up to us, as citizens, and journalists to hold politicians accountable for their lies. Journalists must report important facts, and average citizens must make an effort to inform themselves and make correct decisions in the voting booth as a result.

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