Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Man's Word is His Bond

I like one of the definitions in Webster's Dictionary for the word "bond."  It states that "bond" is a "duty or obligation imposed by a contract, promise, etc."  I have faint memory of when a man's word was his commitment and promise and was worthy of honor.  Today, words are cheap!  Men use words today in business, politics, and the biased media to manipulate the thinking of others to accomplish their agendas.

Here is a quote by a well known leader: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."  It's presidential election time and political candidates all subscribe to this philosophy.  This, by the way, is a quote by Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Master of Propaganda!

President Obama and his "spin doctors" are re-making the promises of 2008, few of which have been kept.  Gov. Romney is making promises, many of which he will be unable to keep.  As a nation, we need to ask ourselves what has happened to denigrate the value of a man's word?  Can we ever return to a time when a man's word is his bond?  Post a comment and tell us what you think!

1 comment:

  1. •"The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake The five most important words: You did a good job The four most important words: What is your opinion? The three most important words: If you please The two most important words: Thank you The one least important word: I."
    - Anonymous