Finally, a scientific study to justify the need for term limits on politicians?
After reading the newspaper this morning and the different opinions of news commentators opinions on various topics in the news, I decided that perhaps this re-post might be a timely reminder of an ancient saying of King Solomon. “There is nothing new under the sun.” ( Original Post 10/27/2016)
An article in the Chicago Tribune on October 27th, 2016 titled “Lies tend to grow and grow; researchers say.”
The article may be answer why politicians think nothing of making bold face lies and never even flinch as they lie on TV with an audience of eighty million viewers. For example, Hillary Clinton whitewashing lie on Benghazi. Bill Clinton on “I never had sex with that women.” Nixon on Watergate.
The article makes these statements.
“Telling little fibs leads down a slippery slope to bigger lies – and our brains adapt to escalating dishonesty, which makes deceit easier, a new study shows.”
“… our minds emotional hot spot, the amygdala, becomes desensitized or used to growing dishonesty, according to a study published online this week in Nature Neuroscience.”
“The study found there is a segment of people who don’t lie and don’t escalate lies, but Sharot and Garrot weren’t able to determine how rare those honest people are. It also found that people lie more when it benefits both them and someone else than when they profit alone.”
Clinton vs Trump Questions?
Have the Clintons been in public office too long and their brains amygdala’s been desensitized to lying?
Has Trump correctly sensed and recognized there is both a scientific need and reason for term limits for Congress?
Is Trump correct and justified in labeling Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary?”
You will decide in the upcoming Presidential Election which candidate’s judgement and character in regards to making decisions and telling you the truth for the next four years.
Ask yourself this before you vote, which one’s amygdala has been desensitized more?
In My Opinion
I believe I know a possible way to teach more people to be considered to be the “rare and honest people” that the scientific study could not determine. I wrote a previous post in relation to the amygdala titled King Solomon, Amygdala Pathway to Wisdom, HERE
Would ‘Term Limits’ scientifically help reduce the possibility of damage to long term politician’s amygdala’s?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Hillary Clinton’s History of Lying HERE
Chicago Tribune HERE