Basic Truths You Can’t Talk About Anymore in America, Part 5

John Hawkins from Right Wing News posted a list of 20 issues which are considered too politically incorrect to discuss openly in America anymore.

(Number 5) — The reason most politicians in D.C. are shameless liars with no character is because most Americans will knowingly choose a shameless liar with no character who says what they want to hear over an honest man with morals who tells them the hard truths they’d rather ignore.

I think this is the point most likely to be agreed upon by almost everyone.  Given that the approval ratings of Congress and the presidency such low points, it’s a wonder how so many members are re-elected so often.

I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one -- a great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little? June 2013 results

For all the things in life about which we are powerless to change, our leaders are the one thing we can change.  It would only take six years for a complete overhaul of our House, Senate, and President yet so many have been in office longer than I’ve been alive.

I guess it’s true what they say, there really is one born every minute.


  1. The problem here is that so many are so invested in what they want to hear as to regard what they want to hear as truthful and righteous.

    • But Marshall, dont you know that already? I’ve only ever heard people acknowledge that. Are people so twisted that they know pols are lying and they believe it at the same time? Why?

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