Sunday, December 24, 2017

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 child 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. Then when challenged in the Supreme Court, they claimed it was a tax and therefore legal. Unfortunately, Chief Justice Roberts agreed with the duplicitous Obama Administration. Another LIE perpetrated on the American public.

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!

A couple of years ago, 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. That Fascist group called “Black Lives Matter”, sprung up using the false narrative of “Hands Up Don't Shoot” in causing racial havoc around the country.

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.

Just recently, we have been informed that the FBI and the Obama Justice Department conducted themselves in a manner not befitting supposedly fair and impartial agencies. Blatant political partisanship against a president-elect and then president (Donald Trump), was uncovered with senior members of these agencies actually working against the Trump Administration. It seems that these high ranking officials were actually trying to organize a “coup” against the sitting president. It seems that the “sh.. has hit the fan”, and damning revelations about these subversive actions will be made available to the public. LYING seems to be the “modus operandi” of the people who hate Pres. Trump (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and the results of the last election.

Former President Obama was not only complicit in the propagation of LIES to further his agenda in pushing for passage of Obamacare, but also 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 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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Unknown said...

You are so unfair citing these well meaning public servants for lending their time and knowledge for the betterment of the country!

Ray Jacobson said...

Gee, I guess only Donald Trump lies? Barack Hussein Obama (the name says it all) was Simon pure according to the sycophant media when it came to telling the truth. I guess they forgot you could keep your doctor, your health plan and you'd save $2,500; or that his parents conceived him on the Selma Civil Rights March (but he forgot that he was born in 1961 not 1965); that there were only 50 states not the 57 he said there were; that Sgt. Beau Bergdahl was a hero and not a traitor; and that Hillary was a honest, thoughtful member of his cabinet (4 Pinocchio's). The list could go on, but you get my drift, the Republicans are liars and the Democrats are always truthful, take it from Pelosi, Schumer, and Maxine Waters, all above reproach. What a bunch of lying hypocrites.