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Last night I saw for the first time a show on TV that requires people to tell the truth in order to win money. What I am about to say applies to both men and women.

In the show, they had a woman who had been married for about 2 years to her husband who was in the audience. Prior to the show they had asked 50 questions using a lie detector machine to record the answers. These questions would be used on the show to match her answers on the show in from of her family and therefore see if she was telling the truth.

The woman was asked a series of simple questions that progressively got harder until she had reached the $100,000.00 dollar level. At that point the questions became personal. During the first phase, she had to admit she stole money from an employer. She also admitted that she would never do it again. Both of these answers she told the truth. The first personal question was if she was in love with another man on her wedding day with the new husband. She answered Yes.

The show then brought out the old boyfriend that she was in love with. His question to her was if he wanted to be with her would she leave her husband in go with him. The family knew that answer and spared the husband the embarrassment and canceled the question. This would mean she would have to answer the second question and that question was from the old boyfriend, am I the man you should have married? She answered Yes. She was also asked about sexual relations outside the marriage and she answered Yes to that as well. The point here is that she was telling the truth to win the money, no matter the consequences; right up until a question of morality was placed in the mix.

She was asked, after all the other questions, was she a good person. She answered Yes. The lie detector said false and she got zero money for her efforts. But I am sure she got served papers from her husband and her sister and brother had some reservations if they would speak to her again.

What is the point here?

The point is that our society has become so corrupted with lies told as truths that I am sure this person really did think she was a good person despite her admissions to the contrary. In her mind she was telling the truth, destroying her marriage and another mans life, even though her subconscious knew that she was not. How can you marry a man being in love with another, cheat on that man and still think you're a good person. No matter what you tell yourself, you're not a good person, period.

Another perspective on this, how can you lie to a nation, get thousands of men and women killed based on that lie, continue to reinforce that lie with more lies and still think what you are doing is for the good of the nation. I am sure in King Bush's mind; he believes that what he is doing is right and in the Best Interest of the Nation. (By the way, anywhere you see "In the Best Interest of" used, you can bet the house that the truth is the opposite.)

This is a disease that permeates our entire society that the truth is so distorted by our self delusions of right and wrong that we as a nation are truly lost. The problem is that our God given sense of right and wrong is still intact, hard wired into who we are. This is why when she said she was a good person, it was a false statement.

While we may be able to convince ourselves that we are good people so that the outward appearance is appealing to the general public, the truth is that we know who and what we really are underneath the fa├žade. Politicians exemplify this disease as while they truly believe what they are saying is the truth; they know inside that it is a lie.

Mr. Obama's popularity can also be equated to this subject matter.

Mr. Obama seems to speak from his heart and not from a crib sheet like Mrs. Clinton. The general people of society are so tired of being told what they want to hear that they gravitate to a fresh voice that does not say what they want to hear, but what he truly believes is right for the nation. Does Mr. Obama have the answers? I doubt it, but by speaking his heart, not lowering himself to sniping opponents over things that happened 20 years ago or that he plagiarized a paragraph from a great speech, we have all done that, he has kept his image of change, a change to the truth being told to a nation.
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Michael C. Morris has been involved in racing since the age of twelve (12) when he took a summer job working at Terry's Speed Shop located in Phoenixville PA. With the help of his brother John Morris, they teamed up and joined Razzberry Racing. (more...)
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