I swear this election is a liar contest.  I’m not sure if I can even remember where it began?  Nor do I even want to try.  It is ongoing.  Never stopping and only escalating.
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The media lies, tabloid lies, social media lies calling people liars when they are told a few truths, it’s crazy.  Watching the candidates lie in advertisements and smirking when they are caught only apology is – that’s politics if you can’t handle the lies I throw at you how are you going to handle Russia or Iranian leaders?  The real clown show is the media, the pundits, the acts the super PACs create, and the donors.  They are the puppet masters making their candidates dance on the stage and the ones changing the bags on their liar IV drip.
If you had a friend that was a habitual liar, how many times would you ignore it?  Would you trust this person?  Would you think this person had a problem? Would you trust a habitual liar with your check book?  Your most important thoughts and goals? Why on earth would we even consider putting someone in the most important office in the land when we know they are dishonest and a repeated liar? Especially when in our everyday lives we would not trust a known habitual liar as far as we could see them.

Bearing false witness is truly a problem.  It can destroy innocent lives, and harm others. I’m not talking about little lies here, like when you tell some one you are going to a restaurant for lunch and you secretly have another reason for going there. (that’s a lie) Then you get to the restaurant and it is packed and everyone yells -“SURPRISE!”  Your friend punches you  on the arm and says, “You stinker, you lied to me.”  Well that is a good lie.  A little one.  The problems come when it harms others, or when it becomes repetitious and no one will trust you anymore because you can’t really tell the truth.
The real problem is no one wants to really discuss this because in politics lying is what most do. I respect not answering rather than lying. That is good. And no one wants to point a finger because almost everyone has told some sort of exaggerated truth or down right lied at one time or another for whatever reason.  No one wants to be called a hypocrite.  But, I’m throwing all that off to the side.  Someone has to. I am just sick of hearing lies all the time.  Telling a fact about someone’s past and how you feel about it – is not a lie.  When hiring a president you need to look at resumes and character.  Let’s face it when you get caught lying in an interview…odds are – you won’t get the job.
In an election where you are voting for someone to run for office, why is it we always allow politicians to lie, and when we know they are lying and call them out, they still get away with it?  Or as liars do, they call you the liar.
I had thought the seated president had taken the prize for most repulsive liar that I could no longer listen too. Then, lo and behold, along comes another public figure that could be his clone.  That one is Cruz.
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After watching the lies, voter fraud and deceit that transpired at the Iowa caucus, I was floored at the complete Punch and Judy show taking place -it was the most disrespectful display of what not to do, I had ever seen. And what Cruz deceitfully did to Dr. Carson in Iowa, smug with no remorse, showed me that he has no heart at all for people, nor conscience. It was bad enough listening to the Cruz/Beck liar road show in Iowa, and his smirking and gloating in his whining voice.  But to know that he is capable of things without heart or ethics has entirely made him untrustworthy, let alone far from presidential. It is scary to know that he even holds a senate seat. I have watched the man lie to the face of others and say it was your fault.  When I read his ads that lie about others, or watch his commercials that do the same, it has become so repulsive for me to even look at him let alone hear his blatant grandiose fabrications and memorized log lines.
It is one thing to defend oneself, it is entirely another to secretly, devise plots with others, full of lies and deceit to destroy.   There are many such stories in the good book.  I recall, God always has a way of dealing with them in the end.
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It is very telling when we can see historically the ones who are lying. Then we see the only one telling the truth is the one all others are lying about. That one is Donald J. Trump, and that is why he has my vote.

By Dianne Marshall

I don't sleep I write! Author, Graphic Artist, Researcher and lover of the truth.

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