Thursday, May 15, 2014

Litany of Lies

Playing me deja vu
Like a radio tune
I swear I've heard before
--Duran Duran

Leveraging former Treasury head Tim Geithner's recently published allegations that officials asked him to mislead the public about the bankrupt nature of Social Security, Judge Nap elaborates the Obama administration's propensity to lie.

Some of the more noteworthy ones:

Obamacare. You can keep your doctor and your insurance plan, the president repeatedly stated.

NSA spying. "No sir," replied Director of National Intelligence James Clapper when asked by congressional officials whether the feds were engaged in large scale spying operations on American citizens.

Benghazi. "It was a spontaneous eruption over an American film," said former UN ambassador Susan Rice.

Transparency and fidelity to the law. "Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency," said Mr Obama.

Quotes from the Fast and Furious gun running and the IRS Tea Party targeting scandals would add to the litany.

The judge notes that, unfortunately, the courts have ruled that government officials can legally lie. The primary remedy is to vote them out of office.

I do believe, however, that lies under oath are a different matter. Thus, when Obama administration officials are sworn in, we observe them pleading for the protection of the very Constitution that they regularly trample.

1 comment:

dgeorge12358 said...

The struggle for freedom is ultimately not resistance to autocrats or oligarchs but resistance to the despotism of public opinion.
~Ludwig von Mises