Intro to Speech DC
February 25, 2013
“They say honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit most people”. This is a quote from F.M Hubbard and I couldn’t agree more. In nearly every life situation, there are two paths that you can take. A path of dreadful dishonesty or a path of credible honesty. It’s almost sad how many choose the path of dishonesty over honesty. The act of honesty starts with yourself and needs to be more important in everyday lives.
According to Webster Dictionary the word honest is defined as, displaying integrity and not being deceptive or fraudulent. Countless people in the world today get the label of being dishonest and it doesn’t matter who you are, you could be a little kid or a big political figure and still be recognized as someone who is dishonest. Let’s take the 46th president Bill Clinton for example. He repeatedly denied having an affair with Monica Lewinsky to the public and soon after, tapes were leaked of Clinton and Lewinsky revealing that Bill in fact, did lie about having sexual relations with her. Due to this affair and a false testimony, Clinton was impeached and forever known as being deceptive to the world. Now, Clinton is certainly not the only political figure to cause controversy. In recent news, the U.N Ambassador Susan Rice has been seen as dishonest in what is called the Benghazi Cover-up. For those who don’t know what the Benghazi Cover-up is, it all started with a group of men attacking an U.S compound in Benghazi leaving three Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead and the building in a blaze. A few days later, it was said by Susan Rice to the entire nation that the attack was sparked by a spontaneous anti-Muslim protest video put on Youtube and that the attack was not preplanned. The day after Rice’s announcement, FOX news reported that the attack involved members from Al-Qaida. With that being said, evidence began to show that the...