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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 - 11:59 p.m.

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Honest Disagreements vs Lying in Relationships persoanl and political

Hello

A quick blurb before i get some work done... yes, unlike lastnight i am going to attempt working at midnight instead of waiting til 4am. Wow. The utter dictatorial nature of my discipline-loving employer...ME.

I just wanted to say that I have been reading Charley Reese again... sometimes i disagree with his stance but more times than not he just has a great head on his shoulders and the guts to write what he thinks in plain speech. Check him out on the definition of a Good Economy and the future of the United States (and Canada may I add).

Next, consider these words from his Sept 12 column about politicians:

quote:

Most Americans don't expect politicians to be infallible and perfect, but they do have a right to expect that politicians will be honest.

A free, self-governing society can survive honest disagreements, even serious disagreements, but it cannot survive deception and dishonesty. The whole basis of self-government is that people can make the right decisions if they are given the facts. They cannot do that, however, if they are constantly fed lies. Political lies should be considered a mortal and unforgivable sin.

And consider how they apply to relationships in general... let's just replace a few words:

Most people don't expect lovers to be infallible and perfect, but they do have a right to expect that lovers will be honest.

A relationship between free, autonomous (=self-governing) people can survive honest disagreements, even serious disagreements, but it cannot survive deception and dishonesty. The whole basis of self-government is that people can make the right decisionsi if they are given the facts. They cannot do that, however, if they are constantly fed lies. Personal lies should be considered a mortal and unforgivable sin.

Well I think that statement translates very well from the personal to the political field and back again. I am so sad to be so angry and so angry to have to be so sad. I miss the ob I thought didnt lie to me. So so sad. To anyone reading this, please dont lie in your relationships OR to your constituents if you are in politics... or to your employees or or or...

LthesadW

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