Lying to an Nco

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first thing I am going to talk about in this essay is the seven army values and the importance of them to the army. In the US army we are taught to live by the Seven Army Values. They are broken down to us in the acronym “LDRSHIP”. Loyalty “Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers. ” Duty “ Fulfill you obligations. ” Respect “ Treat people as they should be treated . ” Selfless Service “ Put the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates above your own. ” Honor “ Live up to the army values.” Integrity “Do what is right legally and morally. ” and Personal Courage “ Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral). ” We are all drilled on these seven army values from day one of basic training. First we commit them to memory. Then we learn to live by them. Lying is looked upon in society as one of the most deceiving and unforgiving acts known to man. The definition alone speaks volumes as to why a person, or a whole nation for that matter, would think of this act of incompetence in such a negative eyesight. To lie means to make an untrue statement with the intent to deceive, according to the Webster’s dictionary. It also means to simply create a false or misleading statement on purpose. There are also many synonyms to the word “lie,” such as: prevaricate, equivocate, palter, and fib. The word lie happens to be the most blunt of this group. “Prevaricate” softens the bluntness of a lie by implying quibbling or confusing the issue. “Equivocate” implies using words having more than one sense in an attempt to say one thing but to mean another. This is an attempt to mislead one without feeling as if one has lied. “Palter” implies making unreliable statements of fact or intention or insincere promises. “Fib” applies to a telling of a trivial untruth. This is usually used when describing “small lies.” People, for a wide plethora of reasons, tell lies. The most common reason is for one’s personal gain. As children,...
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