Friday, September 29, 2017


No More Lies#nml

In every country, it is against the law to give false testimony in court. In every country, there are investigative agencies with the power to demand the truth. And, yet, in every country, the politicians are inveterate liars. From top to bottom, political democracy seems to breed deceit. So why not make a law that disallows all government officials and all candidates for political office from knowingly telling lies to their electorate? Should it not be a crime for politicians to purposefully deceive the public? Of course it should. So why hasn't it happened? Obviously, it hasn't happened, because all of the politicians are doing it; and those same politicians are the ones who pass any legislation. But, leaving aside this practical obstacle, should not we, the people, demand a law like that? Political lies are social crimes. They should be illegal.