There’s not a single one of us reading this post who hasn’t told something that wasn’t true, a lie. We’ve lied to get out of things that we didn’t want to do. We’ve lied because we didn’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. We’ve lied to make someone feel better. We’ve lied because we fell down on our responsibilities. The list goes on. How long can anyone of us go without lying? I’ve lied about my age, about my weight, about my income, about job situations, etc.
You may say to me, “Nancy, if you’ve lied about the above things, I can’t trust a thing you might say.” Then I might say to you, “I suppose you’ve never told a lie?” If you reply no, you’ve just told a lie.
For most of us, our lies or untruths are told because of a situation that we find ourselves in. For example, you’re boss asks you how far along you are on a project. You tell him you are farther along than you actually are. Then you put in a few extra hours at home that night or during the following weekend to catch up because you don’t want him or her to find out that you lied in the first place. We’ve all told friends that we liked what they were wearing when deep inside we thought their outfit was hideous.
The point that I’m making is that for most of us, that lie is told as a reaction. If the boss had not asked how far I was along on the project, I wouldn’t have told him or her a lie. If I actually enjoyed a meal at a friend’s house, I would have told the friend that the dinner was good and it wouldn’t have been a lie.
Lies like I discussed above are told without deliberation. They’re automatic.
Unfortunately, many lies are created and told for malicious purposes. For example, a liberal friend told me that hundreds of thousands of black voters were not allowed to vote in the 2000 presidential election in the state of Florida. When I asked her to prove it by getting me a list of 50 names of folks who weren’t allowed to vote, she couldn’t do it. She flat-out lied. There were not hundreds of thousands of black voters in Florida who weren’t allowed to vote in the election.
This morning, a lot of us are making efforts to digest the Senate Intelligence Committee report that Senator Diane Feinstein read from on the Senate floor yesterday. What’s true and what’s not? I suspect a substantial part of the report is nothing but lies. And we do have to keep in mind that Senate staffers wrote this report after the CIA refused to cooperate with them because the CIA didn’t trust them to keep this a secret.
The timing of the reading of the report’s executive summary by Senator Feinstein is certainly suspect. The report was released and read on the same day that Jonathan Gruber is testifying before a House committee on the things he said about the American people and Obamacare. Was this a coincidence? I don’t think so. Gruber’s testimony was sure to be damning, so the Senate decides to bring out this report that’s sure to have the American citizens reeling and give the far left loons something to ballyhoo about until Jonathan Gruber and his testimony is forgotten.
Now that the details of this report have been made public, many news sources have reported that the United States has enhanced precautions to protect Americans and U.S. facilities abroad for possible violent responses.
Now, isn’t this just dandy? A report is created that makes the United States look bad and its executive summary is read on the Senate floor, resulting in an increased danger to Americans abroad. And to top it off, the report was released on the very same day that Jonathan Gruber, alleged architect of Obamacare was to testify on Capitol Hill about his comments to the effect that the American people are stupid and therefore, transparency with regard to Obamacare should be kept at a minimum.
What else is in store for us? It gets worse every day.