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THREAT TO DEMOCRACY: Truth becomes irrelevant
Dec 18th, 2017 by Warren Swil

Torrent of lies

spewing from officials

has no consequences

House Speaker Paul Ryan: Liar in Chief

OF ALL THE many existential threats to American democracy, none is as immediate and dangerous as the lack of truth in our public discourse.
Even more threatening is the apparent absence of consequences for those who tell blatant and provable untruths.
The torrent of lies coming from the White House and Congress seems to have no consequences for the liars.
If we, the voters, don’t know or care about the truth, what hope is there that we can make intelligent choices at the ballot box?
Alas, there is little, and what remains of hope is diminishing every day.


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UNTRUTH and CONSEQUENCES: Trump’s lies exposed as millions march in protest

DYSTOPIAN VIEWS OF NEW PRESIDENT REJECTED AROUND THE WORLD

On his first day in office, President Donald Trump was exposed as a blatant liar as millions of people around the world rejected his dystopian view of “carnage” in America.
It’s a truly encouraging sign that millions of women (and men) braved frigid winter weather to reject to the false world view of the most powerful man in thee world.
And it is equally portentous that the blatant lies he told on his first official day in office were so prominently labeled as such by the most respected news media we have.
Perhaps there is a glimmer of hope after all that we “the people” have finally found our voice.


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