I think our court system needs to find a more advanced way of getting people to tell the truth. All we do is make them promise. “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” This is the same way a 7 year old and his friends figure out if someone is telling the truth.
We put a guy up on the stand for supposedly killing 10 people and then eating them… “Ok Mr. serial killer… do you promise to tell us the truth?” “Yes.” “Did you kill these people and then eat them?” “No.” “Cross your heart and hope to die?” “Yes.” “Do you swear on your mother’s life?” “Yes.” “Would you be willing to pinky swear on this?!?!” “Yes!” “Sir, let me remind you that you are under oath.” How many people are they catching with this reminder? “Ohhh yeah, I forgot. Yes, I did kill them. I totally forgot I was under oath. I apologize. Thanks for reminding me.”
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