Is honesty dying (or dead)?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Ricter, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Ricter

    Ricter

    Great essay on the virtue...

    "As the Founders of our republic warned, the failure to cultivate virtue in citizens can be a lethal threat to any democracy."

    "Honesty is not a wholly detached moral virtue demanding strict allegiance at all times. Compassion, diplomacy, and life-threatening circumstances sometimes require a departure from the entire unadulterated truth. Some vocations seem to demand occasional deception for success or survival. Politicians, for example, are especially hard-pressed to tell the truth consistently. Perhaps this is because, as George Orwell once observed, the very function of political speech is to hide, soften, or misrepresent difficult truths."

    "In professional and business circles, a now-familiar complaint is, “It used to be your word was good, but those days are gone.” [some assume]

    "The Death of Honesty"

    http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/104721
     
  2. Mvector

    Mvector

    Some of the reasons why our borders are completely open - this was always about degrading the culture from within - to incrementally minimize the positive aspects of the cultural mentalities which formed and grew this once wonderful country. Citizens who are not honest themselves can never have a government which is then honest. Degraded cultural norms equals accepted degraded governmental integrity - and the breakdown of the honorable intentions of the government - and eventual move to a fascist or authoritarian state.

    This is why immigration laws are critical to the long term protection of a countries cultural stability, and integrity built from sound laws that protect liberty for citizens - with citizens that can be responsible with their liberties.
     
  3. Ricter

    Ricter

    This is a response to... some other thread?
     
  4. Mvector

    Mvector

    I know "you" don't get it. :eek:
     
  5. Mvector

    Mvector

    or don't "want to" get it - even worse! :eek:
     
  6. Mvector

    Mvector

    Great essay on the virtue...

    "As the Founders of our republic warned, the failure to cultivate virtue in citizens can be a lethal threat to any democracy."


     
  7. "As the Founders of our republic warned, the failure to cultivate virtue in citizens can be a lethal threat to any democracy."

    "In professional and business circles, a now-familiar complaint is, “It used to be your word was good, but those days are gone.” [some assume]


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    It all started with that cunt Hillary.


    :D


    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s story of sniper fire in Bosnia to exaggerations of income, charitable contributions and SAT scores. As much as these are embroideries, they are also expressions of yearning, and for reachable goals. Ummnnnn yea !!!! right...
     
  8. Mvector

    Mvector

    I think many leaders like LBJ and before did a great job of lying - hillary was just a good student.
     
  9. That friggin Lbj, you know that fucker rigged the egg market.Getting the CDC control to issue warning on eggs and chlosteral to push down the price of eggs. He is the original egghead.
     
  10. Ricter

    Ricter

    So, what you're trying to say is that immigrants in general don't value or practice the virtue "honesty"?
     
    #10     Jan 14, 2012