Should A President Lie

Should A President Lie - Alexis Joyce Political science...

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Alexis Joyce Political science Taylor May 5 2008 Should A President Lie? When choosing a leader, most people would naturally want to choose a leader with good integrity, but telling the truth is not always the most convenient method in running a society. The issue does not reside in telling the truth or lying, but in maintaining a public following and thus doing anything to obtain power. The most effective leader’s primary goal will be to maintain power and any other goals of morality would be secondary. Thus, an effective leader should lie to: keep the public calm in a crisis, maintain diplomatic relations, and public approval. The President should always lie to the nation when the nation is under threat, for if the President tells the truth, he takes the risk of his whole country entering a state of panic, which could lead to an unnecessary national drama. If the country enters a state of panic for no reason, this could harm the nation and the nation’s economic progress for the day, and possibly longer. Telling
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Moore during the Spring '08 term at Shepherd.

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