Once again we are nearing a time of National Elections..
What this will mean is more than a year of either out right lies or distorted truths.. It would be nice if there were some kind of law, like “Truth in Politics”, that required the parties who place the mudslinging ads to have a holder of proof for the ads.. Kind of like the porn movies that are required to have a person who keeps track of the proof of age for the actor/actress who appear in the movies.. They should be required to place a web address for the person who holds these ads. A person who verifies that the information in the ad is accurate..
Say candidate A says that candidate B lied about some policy that his office pushed, or some act he did. We could see the ad and go to the website and see just what it was that candidate A was talking about..
The only problem that I can see with this idea is that it might be considered a violation of candidate A’s right of “free speech” if he is no longer allowed to lie in his ads.. I can also see where some of the PACs might view it the same way…
The old truth about “the best lie is the truth” is right.. Then best lies are made up of just enough truth to make the whole thing seem like it must be true, even though the main thrust is a distortion of the parts.
For example.. a politician, Republican, is accused of supporting the policies of a Democrat, Charlie Crist.. Yes, it was true… The real truth was that when the Republican did support Charlie it was while Charlie was still a Republican.. So he was accused of being a Republican who supported a fellow Republican.. Oh how naughty..
Anyone who reads my post will have seen the question that I have asked in the past “who do they represent?”
Many times the people in office don’t seem to act in our best interest.. and often the feeling is that people will just vote for the guy who seems the most popular, or politically correct..
In 2008 the thrust of the Obama people was that voting for him would get us away from the bumblers in the Bush II office, and prove that America was not a racist nation by putting in place the first black president.. Out of those two we wound up with a black president who’s administration made Bush II look competent.. and the same group of people who told us we would not seem racist by voting for him still accuse us of racism, even while their actions prove they are the racist.
My point is that we are the ones who decide who gets into office, so it is our responsiblity to decide if a person is qualified to hold office, and not just follow the millions of dollars of fiction that are put out by the PACs.. either Republicans or Democrat.
Of course there is alway the Libertarian Party that really does believe in cutting back the size of our government.. Not because the rules and regulation hinder big business, think how much it controlled Deep Horizon, or the banking industry in 2008 that lead into the recession, but because they realize that government will tend to expand as far as you let it… And the more it expands the more it wants to control.
It is up to the American people to vote for the person who will do the best job, and to do that we have to find a way to get past all the political crap that the PACs throw at us, and decide for ourselves.
There is a saying, I do not remember who said it but, “you get the kind of government you deserve”, and we got Obama. I don’t care if you believe he was born in America, the fact is that, wherever he was born, he was not brought up in the “American Way”.
That Joe Guy.