September 21, 2008

Politician Lies?

Posted in America, decision making, democrats, Integrity, Justice, lack of integrity, lie of the day, life, opinion, Politicians, Politics, Republicans, responsibility, Society, trust, voting, winning tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:45 pm by jimwilbur

Give me a break! If there were a politician who had integrity and said the same thing to everyone, that politician would not get elected. Politicians lie because people do not want to hear the truth. People will only vote for politicians who tell them what they want to hear.

This is what I think:

If you want to get elected you are expected to lie about many things.

If you had an extra-marital affair, you are expected to lie.

If you smoked pot as half of all Americans have, you are expected to lie.

If you ever cheated on your taxes, you are expected to lie.

It seems that American’s are currently incapable of facing the reality that politician’s are human, that all politician’s have skeleton’s in their closet, relative to the expectations of the American public, that political parties will use these skeletons and if they can’t find any, the political parties will manufacturer them through negative public relations campaigns. Why should we expect our politicians to be somehow morally superior to us, the average citizen?

We elect politicians to do a job.

Our politicians should be qualified to do that job.

Our politicians should not be corrupt and should not have a record of corruption. This is not a simple matter. What determines if a politician is corrupt?

This is the definition of corruption per the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

1. Impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle 2. Inducement to wrong by improper or unlawful means (as bribery) 3. A departure from the original or from what is pure or correct 4. An agency or influence that corrupts. 

So good voters, study this definition well and study to determine if you think a politician fits this definition. If in your best judgement they do then – DO NOT vote for them. We don’t need corrupt politicians!

I predict most voters will continue to elect the politician who lies the most. I believe that is one of the main reasons we have so much corruption built into our political systems. It simply reflects the bad judgement of voters and the limited choices they are presented by our political system.


  1. Bill said,

    Our congress in general twist the conversation to suit their personal beliefs. Too bad they can’t do the job they were sent to Washington to do. Like Hitler said, lie and repeat it often enough and people will believe any thing you say. That is the way this country is headed.

  2. Anonymous said,

    I partly agree. Except here in the U.S. fact checks are still allowed and that puts the size of their lies.

    • Anonymous said,

      Whoops…that limits the size of their lies.

  3. mr. a said,

    its not the politiccian fault- but we the people,s fault
    check and balance- pass a law that prohibits any – any public servant in power to lie,cheat, ect . while in office if he or she is caught.
    put in jail /penn with no special favors,
    a annual report grade by the people he seves in home state- see if he voted according to what he promissed. any deviation automatically
    fired- no questions asked

    have him sign a contract before taking oath with these conditions
    no long tern carrier politicians – not the intent of our constitution
    but along the way – they gravy got too good- so they dont want to let go of the $ power and corruption.

    test and numbers dont lie just presents THE FACTS
    real facts not made up.

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