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Honesty is the best policy

“Honesty is the Best Policy” Benjamin Franklin wrote Poor Richard’s Almanack, which consisted of wise aphorisms, or sayings. “Honesty is the best policy” is one of his sayings that is universally recognized and encouraged. This phrase signifies the importance of being a moral and truthful person Honesty is an important and admirable characteristic that a person can have. A situation in which one must be honest occurs on a day-to-day basis. Lessons and values of honesty have appeared throughout American History, in the children’s story, Pinocchio, and in Max Weber’s philosophy of the relationship between the ethics of Protestantism and the growth of the spirit of contemporary capitalism. The Watergate scandal took place in the United States in the 1970s,and began with the theft and wiretapping of the Democratic Party's campaign headquarters. The Watergate Scandal was a sequence of crimes committed by President Richard Nixon and his staff, who were found to spy and harass political opponents, and accepted illegal campaign donations. Numerous revelations were uncovered and all the evidence that was found was traced back to Nixon. This was a significant event in American History because Watergate showed that in a nation of laws no one is above the law, not even the president. After endless lying and covering up, Nixon knew that he would be impeached. Nixon announced on August 8, 1974, that he would resign the next day. This led most of the public never to trust a president as they did before, because of the massive secrecy in the Government. The story of Watergate is a complex and deep one full of intrigue and back room deals, public politics and personal motivations The Watergate scandal had everything. From Nixon disgracing the presidency by lying to the country and abusing his power, to his committees being involved in illegal acts and a big cover up causing us to lose faith in our leaders and in losing faith in them lo...

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