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David Fuchs

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Is it how much truth or how many lies? From the debate "Telling the truth: are there limits?"

My response to the TED debate

http://www.ted.com/conversations/14890/telling_the_truth_are_there_l.html

was "Telling the truth: are there limits?"
Truth has no limits except absolute.

The correct question to ask is "How much deception and how many lies are allowable from politicians?"

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    Nov 18 2012: It is not an exaggeration to say that a society that allows itself to be ruled/led by liars is doomed.
    Whether their lies are little or much.
    We know that laws can not end lies, the same way it has not ended crimes. But we should not condone lies, we should set our sights high on intergrity and uprightless. There would still be lying politicians; but they would be less in a society that truly treasures the truth.
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      Nov 18 2012: The presidential elections had two serious liars and it was a choice between the lesser of two evils. With each election the politicians seem to get worse and lie more, or perhaps we just have more access to information now and it is just more visible. Integrity, truth, justice, the constitution, all seem to be something politicians are just playing lip service to constantly saying one thing and doing another the very next day. Truthfully I do not see a way to change this in a two party system like the US has. It has me a bit worried.
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        Nov 18 2012: I agree with you David; the 2 party thing makes the situation seem hopeless; but it doesn't have to be that way. Independents who have been known for their track record of intergrity and selfless service should be supported with funds, publicity and votes.
        Then again there is the possibility of such men to be corrupted by the system.
        That brings the question:is it the system or the leaders?

        No matter how hopeless the situation may seem, it is not hopeless.
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        Nov 18 2012: I agree with you David; the 2 party thing makes the situation seem hopeless; but it doesn't have to be that way. Independents who have been known for their track record of intergrity and selfless service should be supported with funds, publicity and votes.
        Then again there is the possibility of such men to be corrupted by the system.
        That brings the question:is it the system or the leaders?

        No matter how hopeless the situation may seem, it is not hopeless.

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