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Guest Post: Lying to Ourselves
Editorial commentary from James C. Nelson, Montana Supreme Court Justice (Ret.): One of life’s lessons I learned early on was that lying doesn’t cut it. My parents would not tolerate it in any form. Being caught in a lie resulted in a mouth washing with Ivory soap, and, even worse, having to face the person lied to with a confession and apology. Along my journey, I have become increasingly convinced that truthfulness solves more problems than it creates. Honesty, it has been said, is not only the best policy, but the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into