Did your mother teach you not to lie. I know that every time I was caught re-framing the truth the pillars of excoriation would descend. The next time I was tempted to lie I would remember the previous consequence and think better of that approach. In society today that is no longer the case. Politicians make up the truth as they go along and if they get caught in a lie, they just continue on without consequence. If this happened every now and then it would not be so bad. Now, our leader, the exemplar and chief, Barack Obama lies about jobs, healthcare, the IRS, Benghazi, our security and our economy. He pays no penalty for the lies. There is no consequence.
Actually, those that call out the truth are shouted down. Professor Bengysson is harassed because he dares to question climate change, Ben Carson is called names for pointing out the the new health care system is an abject failure, Condoleezza Rice is prevented from speaking just because her views might differ from those that would listen. Susan Rice is told to lie and is promoted for this.
What do we learn from this? Americans learn that it pays to be dishonest. If you lie for the correct cause you will be rewarded. It is ok to be outside the law because no one will hold you accountable. Once those in the highest office in the land are allowed to lie without consequence why can’t everyone do so? Thank you Mister President for being such a wonderful role model. I wonder if you really quit smoking. I guess lying is an addiction. You just can’t help yourself. We can get you help. It’s called impeachment.
I am reminded of the old joke. How can you tell if our President is lying. “His Lips Are Moving”