Re: make lying legal to protect govt
What? Lying is already not unlawful, as long as one isn't violating a particular statute or state law. E.g., lying to congress when one is sworn is a crime; lying in court under oath is a crime. A cop telling you the law requires you to identify yourself may be a lie (it is in Virginia), but they can do it. But if you answer the question falsely (in Virginia) that's a crime. Making a false statement of fact in order to get another person to rely upon the misrepresentation to their detriment so that you can get money is a crime ("fraud"). But federal agencies' spokesmen make false statements on TV is perfectly ok, as are other false statements ("We have confirmed that Iraq has stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.", or "I did not have sex with that woman", for example).
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