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Is it true that not so long ago calling a man a "liar" was ample cause for a duel?


 

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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    "Figures don't lie; but liars sure can figure!" (A Grampa Winslow tale.)

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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    There indeed used to be a time when people valued their honor highly. Now they seem willing to barter it for gain.


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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    Not only "needs to" but ought to . Sad that even those who want to hold supreme power can't be more respectful.

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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    Now that both potentially "all powerful leader" candidates have defamed each other, what are we left with that we can respect?

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    Christopher Antony Meade (christopheranton) 4 years ago

    There is a rule in Parliament that you are not allowed to call another member a liar. This is a survival from the era when you could be challenged to a duel for calling someone a liar. It stopped all the members from killing each other.

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    Joan King 4 years ago

    Saying whatever it takes to get you elected can be tagged as lying especially when you change positions like the wind and hope that no one remembers your last position and it is common knowledge that Mitt Romney changes positions exceeding well.


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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    Never lie and you won't have to remember what you said.

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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    We would still be okay with that, and later be protected as "an endangered species"!


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    Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) 4 years ago

    Ahhh, those were the days when the term "sacred honor" really was.


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