Remember the old saying, “Liar, liar, pants on fire”? I wonder what the scene would have looked like during the last debate? Would either candidate have much left of their pants when all was said and done?

It really makes it difficult to be objective when both men are saying the other is not telling the truth. How is that possible? If i were to ask my Rep. friends, i’m pretty sure they would say Mr. Obama was lying. And if i were to poll my Demo friends, more than likely they would say Mr. Romney speaks with a forked tongue.

So, i was thinking: what if the candidates actually just spoke the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Sure, there would be some red-faces b/c of some of the, um, “situations” that they may have been involved in, or may have even caused. But no one would be able to accuse them of lying. We would then actually be able to look at just the facts, which would be a noble idea,  and determine which way we might want to vote.

In Matthew 5, Jesus talks about Oaths. He tells us, “I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.    Is this such a weird concept? Can you imagine if ALL of us went by this code? Just think that if we purchased, say, a car and the dealer told us that it got pretty good mileage, but that it also has a track record for needing above average maintenance. I may still purchase that vehicle, but at least i would be prepared to pay out for the maintenance. Or, perhaps it would force the manufacturer to actually make a vehicle that got good mileage AND had low maintenance. Hmmm.

Maybe we can start a grass roots movement by being able to look into our neighbors eyes and be honest with them. Not in a harmful or derogatory way, but to tell them we actually do care for them and that we are there for them. What a concept.