By Theresa Camoriano
It is not possible to live a healthy life or to have a healthy society if we base our lives on lies. Unfortunately, we are living in a world in which lies are the rule rather than the exception.
When an Islamic extremist murders people while shouting “Allahu Akhbar”, our administration calls it “work place violence” and claims it cannot figure out the cause. Barak Obama tells us, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” And “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan”, all the while knowing he is lying. Hillary Clinton assures us she did not send or receive confidential emails on her personal server, which she knows is a lie. She tells the families of Benghazi victims that she will get the person who posted an offensive video, when she knows that is not the cause of their deaths.
Our president assures us that the $400 million in cash that he sent to Iran was not a ransom payment, when, in fact, it was a ransom payment. We are told that global warming due to man-made carbon emissions is a threat to life on this planet, when the computer models on which these statements are based are not predictive, and when even those extreme models do not show the potential catastrophe that is being claimed. The global warming hysteria is based on a lie.
A blatant lie was promoted in Ferguson, Missouri, claiming that a policeman shot an innocent, unarmed man who had his hands up in surrender mode. That lie encouraged riots that destroyed property and lives. The “Black Lives Matter” movement that grew up based on that lie has caused riots in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and elsewhere, causing more destruction in its wake. It has encouraged blacks to kill policemen. These lies are causing tremendous harm.
Why do some people promote these lies? And why do other people believe them?
People lie, because they think the lie will benefit them. Obama pushed his health insurance program through Congress based on lies. If he had not lied, the program would not have passed. Democrats benefit from racial and class conflict, because they are able to convince one group that they will protect them from the other group that supposedly is harming them. Nevermind that Obama’s health insurance program is dragging everyone down. Nevermind that racial conflict and race riots harm the very people the Democrats say they want to help.
People also lie because they want the lie to be true. They want to live in a fairytale world that never was and never will be. But lies are lies, no matter how often they are repeated or how nicely they are dressed up. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.
Europe is being overrun by Islamic extremists who want to impose Shariah law by force. This is allowed to occur, because the leaders ignore the reality of Islamic extremism, wanting to believe that all Muslims are peaceful people. The result is mass murder, massive numbers of rapes, and more. Many of our leaders in the U.S. want to repeat the mistake that has been made in Europe. They deny the reality that is all around them, because they like their make-believe story better than the truth.
We know our country is in trouble. The only way to get out of the trouble is to base our decisions on actual facts – not on lies.
It is time for us to recognize the harm that is done by these lies and to demand the truth.
The people who promote the lies need to pay a price. We should stop consuming news from the organizations that promote lies and let those organizations go out of business. We should stop voting for people who promote lies, and replace them with people who tell us the truth.
We need to measure the results of a policy and to stop voting based on what makes us feel good and start voting based on what actually does good.
(Theresa Camoriano is a patent attorney in Lousiville, Kentucky.)
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