21st Century: Query 119 (Abraham Lincoln)
“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
~ Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the U.S. economy.
In 2019, the Trump Era, what does it mean to be a “successful liar”?
Does it even matter anymore if an obvious lie is called out? Why or why not?
In terms of lying, what has happened to the concept of “shame”?