• It's not about individuals making promises at all. The problem is people imagining it is about that, when really, it's about parties. And we shouldn't have parties. It only results in organized deceit, and encouraging people to enteam as "us versus them" imaginarily.
    • Linda Joy
      So is that a no?
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      I'm saying people make the mistake of thinking leadership is about judging the individual running, when really it isnt about that individual at all, he's just a figurehead. It's the agenda of the party you'll be allowing by voting for him that you have to worry about.
  • Maybe not 'lie detector tests' but definitely 'random drug tests'. Most illicit drug usages within the US are done by White affluent males although they are the least criminalized. So you can't really blame them if they don't make too much sense with their ways, words, ideas, etc...
  • wouldnt be a bad idea
  • Lie detector tests are bunkum: they have no scientific basis. As most politicians are former lawyers, they know this fact well....
  • No because we know they lie all the time.
  • There would be a lot more comments like this: I don't recall..... I don't recall......... Otherwise most would peg the meter.
  • They are such professional lairs they would fool the lie detector.
  • No Reporters should when they're reporting something as fact.
  • No. They would just add that to the rest of their believable lying skills. Then you would have a new breed of politician that would be the Best Detector-Passing Liars. You'd eventually get the Lance Armstrong of lie detector test fraud.
  • What's that going to do? Make them truthful and honest?
  • Do not put your trust in Princes nor the son of man, who cannot bring salvation (Psa 146:3).
  • it cant hurt
  • It;ss been proven lie detectors don't work. "The accuracy (i.e., validity) of polygraph testing has long been controversial. An underlying problem is theoretical: There is no evidence that any pattern of physiological reactions is unique to deception. An honest person may be nervous when answering truthfully and a dishonest person may be non-anxious. Also, there are few good studies that validate the ability of polygraph procedures to detect deception. As Dr. Saxe and Israeli psychologist Gershon Ben-Shahar (1999) note, "it may, in fact, be impossible to conduct a proper validity study." In real-world situations, it's very difficult to know what the truth is.z' Source: The American Psychological Assn.
  • No, it's not necessary. The easiest way to tell if a politician is lying is to watch their lips. If the lips are moving ...then the politician is lying.
  • definitely, they need to

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