Thursday, January 8, 2015

To Lie or Not to Lie, That is the Question!

When most of us were growing up, we were told by our parents that lying was unacceptable behavior and that it wouldn't be tolerated, under penalty of punishment (that punishment included a swat or more on the behind, deprivation of being able to do something we liked to do, and on rare occasions, washing your mouth out with soap). In our “politically correct” society today, some of those basically harmless punishments would be considered abuse. (My editorial comment - HOGWASH)

Over time, it seems that that admonition has been relegated to the scrapheap of social interchange. Look what has occurred over the past few years. We were told that if we passed Obamacare we could keep our health insurance policy, keep our doctor, keep our hospital, and that a family of 4 would save $2,500 per year. Those were all LIES as admitted to by the Obamacare architect, Jonathan Gruber, the government paid economist from M.I.T. We were also told that the increases of costs were fees and not taxes, but that was also a LIE used to pass the law in the face of opposition by skeptical lawmakers.

False accusations of college campus rape at two prestigious schools, Duke and Univ. of Virginia, were proven to be LIES in support of a false narrative of an “epidemic” of campus rape by feminist organizations and other left-wing groups and the media. Yes, some rapes have taken place at colleges around the country, and should not be condoned or covered up, but is it an epidemic? NO!

Just recently, we had a series of LIES surrounding the killing of a teenager by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. In the aftermath of that incident, false statements (LIES) were made that were totally in opposition to subsequent facts of what happened. The false slogan of “Hands Up, Don't Shoot” was propagated in the media and by the “racial arsonists” headed up by Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Congressional Black Caucus. Instead of shedding light or trying to bring calm to the situation, they were pouring fuel on the fire, thereby causing crimes of arson and assault upon innocent people and businesses. The Ferguson community might never recover from this outrageous behavior. LIES do have dire consequences.

LIES were also rampant in the federal government when agencies, set up to serve the citizens, were exposed with conducting activities like what the I.R.S. was involved in in the harassing of conservative groups in getting a 501c3 tax designation. Officials of the I.R.S., either denied any involvement or they took the 5th Amendment in refusing to testify before Congress when testimony overwhelmingly pointed to a cover up, namely LIES by government officials.

President Obama was also complicit in the propagation of LIES to further his agenda in pushing for passage of Obamacare and in usurping the dictates of the Constitution by issuing presidential decrees that he himself said many times he couldn't constitutionally do. That is a case of LYING in the face of facts to the contrary.

I don't say that lying is a new phenomenon in our society, but I do say that it has become so blatantly obvious that we seem to be defining deviancy down to the level that it is normal to LIE, and that by promoting honesty is not something that should be condemned. The people who think that being honest is a good virtue should be heralded and not condemned as being naive.

So, in answer to our headline “To Lie or Not to Lie, That is the Question”, we should strive to bring back honesty in all our dealings and not let the phrase “the Devil made me do it” be the rule and not the exception by lying to further our agenda and philosophy, all in the name of some lofty goal that may or may not be beneficial to society.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Malcolm Warren said...

Remember when our "Liar in Chief" said he never heard those anti-Semitic, anti-American sermons by his spiritual mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in the 20 years he and his family sat in the pews of his church? That was just the beginning of the pattern of lies he has spoken during these past 6 years. His lies seem to roll off his lips with ease and with a straight face, but still his loyal Zombies will follow him just like the people who followed the Pied Piper into the river. The old expression, "there are none so blind as those who will not see" certainly applies to our charlatan in the White House.

Unknown said...

Depending how its used, a term can have opposite meaning. For example, when the Obama administration is rightfully accused of not being transparent, it means it is secretive; but at the same time, it is very transparent.
"To Lie or Not to Lie," shows its motives are quite evident; to pull the wool over the public's eyes.