A candidate for US Senator was caught in a lie. That sounds harsh, because no one in the media is phrasing it that way. The lying person who made the statement was attempting to seem like something he wasn’t. The image that I believe he was trying to present to the voting public was that he was the type of individual who would place himself at risk for his country. The fact that he served his country honorably was not the proper image he wanted to present. He wanted to be seen as something else, something he wasn’t.
Was he trying to tell us that honorable military service is not a good enough quality in your back ground as a candidate for public service? Was he telling us that with our country fighting terrorism throughout the world, he would impress the public with his own combat experiences? Or possibly he has developed a sense of false vision that lies, deceptions, and distortions are how his mind works and is an indicator of what we can expect from him in his daily life?
When caught in the lie, he attempted to state that he had misspoken about his service. He did not miss speak, he lied. His deliberate original lie is enough to disqualify him from public service. His lame attempt to tap dance away from the truth condemns him further. Now we know he is a liar, he shows the world that he believes we are all so stupid we won’t recognize him as a liar, that we will accept his additional lie about a misuse of language.
One lie in public is enough to make a reasonable person not trust you. Contempt of your electorate is an even worse offense. I don’t have any evidence to prove this, but I don’t think that this is his first lie. If he would lie like this in a political campaign, then he will lie to his family and friends about anything. This liar, and one lie is enough to brand any person running for public office as a liar, doesn’t deserve public trust.
His friends can’t trust him to be honest and dependable, his family can’t trust his statements or his promises. The voters should reject him as the common liar that he is.
Actions have consequences. Truth and honesty are an expectation of public servants. One small lie is a disqualifier. Honesty was common, now it’s less common. Liars lie, thieves steal, cowards cower, and Leaders lead. We have for too many of the first three and not enough of the last one.
Vote the Bums Out,