More on the honesty of politicians and reasons they are dishonest. Compare Clinton to the others listed on the chart. Contemplate the gray areas of the “truth.”
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Source: Jim Taylor Ph.D., Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie, Psychology Today, Sep 24, 2012, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201209/six-reasons-why-politicians-believe-they-can-lie.
NOTE: Full Biography of Mr. Taylor can be found at the end of his article below.
Do politicians really think they won’t be caught when they lie?
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I worked in local government as a City Planner when I was younger and naive. While I was hired for my expertise to tell the truth, my research was often ignored in favor of political bias and expediency. Lying by omission became common then. For example, church land expansion plans were routinely approved without full consideration of public interest then.