As a former teacher, boundaries are essential to define, maintain and uphold with consistent discipline to ensure a healthy learning environment. The moment this line is challenged, pushed or questioned, reason must be ready to account for these dissenters. If seeds of doubt enter this discussion, lying spirits will lie on the line until it disappears.
Outside the classroom, the world has ample examples to illustrate this fact. Do you remember when Bill Clinton, during his impeachment hearing responded, “it depends on what the meaning of the word is is?” Unfortunately, this has become a common tactic for politicians to avoid answering the question at hand. Bobbing and weaving like a champion boxer, truth is disappearing as lying is blocking the line of integrity.
Where did honesty go? Do we have to put out an APB, all points bulletin, to locate it? Perhaps, communities need to begin to police each other, like the old days when every child had multiple parents where there’s wasn’t around. Instead of justifying poor actions, making excuses for bad behavior and playing the victim card, individuals need to start Lent early by giving up lying before the line of right and wrong disappears forever.
by Jay Mankus