Duty and Honor to TELL the TRUTH

At West Point, the honor code states that a cadet will not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those that do.  I left West Point in 1977 and have adhered to that code my entire adult life.  When I arrived at Fort Hood Texas for my first duty assignment, I vividly remember folks telling me that the honor code didn't apply to the real Army and that I would need to relax my standards.  I didn't do that, and I am glad that I didn't.   I am seeing a troubling trend across our nation where senior leaders are indeed lying and cheating, and are getting caught.  I would have thought there would be an uproar in the media, but that has not happened.  There seems to have developed a societal tolerance for unethical behavior.  Folks are clearly lying, but their activity is being accepted.   We are on a slippery slope if
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