Every single politician who has ever held public office has lied at one time or another, but now lying, it seems, is a given. Laws against false campaign advertising raise other issues. “What sort of mechanism do you set up?” asked Brooks Jackson, director of Factcheck.org, a website that monitors the accuracy of politicians’ claims. “I don’t know how you pass a law making it a crime to utter a falsehood in a political debate without giving some government official the power to decide what’s false and what’s not.”
To the rest of us peons, when we tell a lie, there are usually severe consequences. For instance, if we tell a lie to our spouse, we can expect a problem with our relationship, or even the end of it. If we lie under oath in a court of law, we can expect to be charged, fined, or also imprisoned.
But what about politicians who look right in our eyes and lie to us? Why in God’s name do we not punish them? Why are they allowed to get away with it?
For instance – “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, if you like your current insurance plan you can keep it”; that whopper came from the lips of our current president, not once, not twice, but several times. We have irrefutable evidence to that fact. What about Harry Reid? He lies almost every time he opens his mouth. And yet, NOTHING is done to punish him. Have we as a society and a people fallen so far that this is acceptable? If my son were to lie to me, there would be consequences and some form of punishment, as I’m sure most parents would agree with me when I make that statement.
We are taught from an early age not to lie. Political candidates are not held to the same standard, and the reason is simple: their statements and advertisements are considered “political speech,” which falls under the protection of the First Amendment. The noble idea undergirding what otherwise seems like a political loophole is the belief that voters have a right to uncensored information on which to base their decisions. Too often, however, the result is a system in which the most distorted information comes from the campaigns themselves.
But it’s not just that candidates are allowed to launch unfounded attacks against their opponents or make false claims about their own records. Broadcasters are actually obligated to run their ads, even those known to be false. Under the Federal Communications Act, a station can have a blanket policy of refusing all ads from all candidates, but they cannot single out and decline to air a particular commercial whose content they know to be a lie.
So is a “lie” protected under the 1st Amendment or not?
But what about a politician who violates their oath of office? Surely THAT is a crime….or IS it? Apparently, if you are the current president, it isn’t. And to be fair, I’m also talking about every single politician who is currently in office right now, Democrat AND Republican. So what can we do? Arrest every member of congress and charge them with violation of oath of office? That would be rather difficult.
The Ten Commandments are very clear:
But there IS a solution. One of my readers left this in the comment section of one of my articles: http://www.americaagainnow.com/aa_declaration
“America Again!” says:
“When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of We The People from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression;
When the federal republican Constitution, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence – the whole nature of our servant government having been changed without our consent, from a restricted republic of sovereign States to a consolidated central despotism in which productive Americans are forced to work for bureaucrats, bankers, favored industries, and a growing parasitic population that has rendered our Republic fully socialist.”
I encourage every one of you to go to the link provided and read all of the material there. It will help prevent an all-out, full scale bloody revolution that this country is surely headed towards. I have said in previous articles that I am NOT a proponent of violence. But I have also said that all possible means must be exhausted to find a solution and if that is done with no success, then and only then, the American people have a sacred duty to rise up and by means of force reclaim their country.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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