Let’s all lie together

Here are some facts about me:

I grew corn that yielded 1000 bushels per acre last year.  Abraham Lincoln was my great great great great grandfather.  I once wrestled a bear for three days just for the heck of it.  I am a fan of the New York Yankees.

It’s okay, I can say these things, because this campaign season I have learned that it is perfectly reasonable to tell flat out lies without consequence. 

The candidates, (and I’m mostly referring to a specific set of candidates, though both sides are still to blame), claim to uphold Christian values and then go ahead break the ninth commandment: Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.  How did lying become so acceptable in our country?  Only fake news shows like the Daily Show and underwatched news commentaries on PBS seem to call out the candidates on these lies.  Much of the rest of the media dismiss the lie as just “the candidate’s view” when hard evidence clearly points out that the candidate is lying.

We should not as a society become indifferent to the new political habit of routinely lying to win votes and slander the opposition.

Also, for a nonpartisan analysis of the truthfulness of the candidates’ statements I recommend going to factcheck.org.  This website relentlessly points out their falsehoods.

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About danielrosmann

I am a farmer from southwest Iowa. I raise organic cattle and hogs as well as various organic crops. I type with two fingers and average about 4 words per minute. I start many sentences with I. Also, I'm less funny in person probably.

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