BY MICHAEL S. JOHNSON | AUG 7, 2018
Within the currency of American values, none has been devalued more than honesty. It’s become okay to lie, especially within one of America’s great institutions, our political process.
A lie, according to Merriam Webster, is to “make an untrue statement with the intent to deceive.”
A scholarly analysis of lying produced at Michigan State University cited this definition:
“Simply and broadly lying occurs when a communicator seeks knowingly and intentionally to mislead others….” and another conclusion: “Thus it is not sufficient that something is false for it to be a lie; it is the intent that distinguishes the lie.”