We are facing a wave of scandals revolving around cheating and lying. The top offices of our government are gained and maintained by hiding the truth. Parents seek to get their children into college by cheating on tests, and paying people to lie and create a deception. Some thinkers believe that as a society we are crossing a line where we no longer believe in truth and justice (the American Way), but do whatever we can to access power and resources. Our politics and legal system are under daily assault; what is the impact on our society? Perhaps our climate is changing in more ways than one.