make lying legal to protect govt

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by sliclee, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. sliclee

    sliclee New Member

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    Right now as you read this the govt,obama, the WH, Dept of Justice,etc are trying to ram thru law lying is allowed to protect us from breaking the law and being prosecuted.
    Other than talk it to death, what will you do?
  2. user

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    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).
  3. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    In my opinion, lying is very much like torture.

    It's all in how one interprets the matter. Kinda like statistics.
  4. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

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    The truth, like a lot of other things us older Americans used to enjoy is dead. It was killed by apathy, greed and the "me" generation. Sometimes it's good to be old. You don't have to worry about being around for the bitter end.
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