Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 3:48 AM
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Lying, moral choice in public, private life

Lying, moral choice in public, private life

That column heading is borrowed from PhD philosopher and ethicist Sissela Bok, Harvard University. Other than the Bible, it is the most impactful book I’ve ever read. Bok asks, is it ever all right to lie, or stretch the truth, or make a lie look like truth? She looks at lying and deception in public and private life — in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family and between friends.

We might not think about it every day, but during this election season I suggest we should, because of the preponderance of lies and sophism we’re experiencing. There is a foundation in these United States of America for upholding truth; it is given in the great blessings of liberties of freedom in general, and freedom of speech in particular. Those liberties include a moral responsibility not to squander the blessings cemented in the Constitution. But we are seeing again, during another election cycle, there are bad people with bad intentions attempting to gain or regain public positions of influence and power, even in our own historically long-conservative Kendall County.

This past year, the “woke” left in our State Legislature and national Congress worked decisively to obstruct the amazing gifts we have in our national and State Constitutions. Just how far will they continue to go?

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