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The Truth About Playing the Liar Card
The Aspen Times ^ | December 6, 2012 | Melanie Sturm

Posted on 12/06/2012 8:04:26 AM PST by Aspenhuskerette

Believing a free press to be a vital safeguard of liberty, Thomas Jefferson said, “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” Many believe the inverse of Jefferson's maxim — the people are uninformed, and therefore the government can't be trusted. After all, what well-informed American would knowingly allow politicians to lead us to the monumental economic and budgetary “cliffs” we face?

Despite a proliferation of new media, it's increasingly difficult to separate fact from narrative. Combined with rancorous political discourse in which opponents are demonized in order to delegitimize competing arguments and render unnecessary the defense of one's own, it makes demoralized Americans struggle to discern the truth.

(Excerpt) Read more at aspentimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: entitlements; jefferson; liar; slandar

1 posted on 12/06/2012 8:04:32 AM PST by Aspenhuskerette
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To: Aspenhuskerette

Valiant effort. Waste of time. The folks accusing her do not reason. They don’t understand debate. Added to these they consider themselves ethically and intellectually superior based on nothing more than what they tell each other. Dealing with them at all is a waste of time and effort.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 8:26:06 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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