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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

FEATURE ARTICLES. WHY DO POLITICIANS LIE? PT 3.


Now that we have DISCUSSED THE DEFINITION OF "LIE" AND "DECEPTION", Which are Basically NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS OR ACTIONS THAT...

...EITHER DELIBERATELY GIVE FALSE AND INCORRECT INFORMATION, OR WITHHOLD NECESSARY DATA...  

...THAT WOULD GIVE THE CITIZEN OR VOTER MORE FACTUAL INFORMATION TO MAKE  MORE CONSIDERED CHOICES COME ELECTION TIME.

The Question is -  Does it Matter, and If So, HOW MUCH?

Year After Year, Poll After Poll We ARE CONSTANTLY TOLD HOW MUCH THE AVERAGE VOTER OR CITIZEN IS FED UP WITH THE WAY GOVERNMENT;


- CONDUCTS BUSINESS.

-  IS FULL OF IMMORAL AND DISHONEST INDIVIDUALS.

-  PROTECTS THE RICH AND THE UNDESERVING.

-  HAS LOST TRUST WITH THE "COMMON MAN."

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY... MUST BE OVERHAULED 
WITH NEW FACES AND FRESH IDEAS.

Yet if We Examine the Results of Past Elections, the REALITY OF
THE DETERMINATION BY VOTERS TO ALTER THE 
"STATUS QUO" BECOMES CLEAR:  IT IS MAINLY A DESIRE TO SEE
OTHER VOTERS REMOVE THEIR INCUMBENTS FROM ELECTED 
OFFICE, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO DO THE SAME WITH THEIR OWN REPRESENTATIVES.

EVEN WHEN THIS DOES HAPPEN, THE NEWLY ELECTED
OFFICIALRARELY REPRESENTS A CLEAR BREAK WITH THE IDEOLOGY AND OPINIONS OF HIS PREDECESSOR. SOMETIMES IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD PRODUCT, REPACKAGED AND RESOLD IN A DIFFERENT FORM.

SO WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT THE NECESSITY FOR INCUMBENT OFFICE HOLDERS TO BE TRUTHFUL, AND IF DOING SO PAYS OFF, ( AT LEAST POLITICALLY), OR IS ACTUALLY A LIABILITY
TO A LONG CAREER IN POLITICS?