posted on Feb, 12 2008 @ 09:24 AM
I understand how you feel about the lies. But can you really compare our government to a business? Our government spies, knocks off bad guys, and
goes to war with other nations (this has nothing to do with Iraq, just a broad statement), and all sorts of stuff like that...
When business does things in the same way, it is called insider trading and it is illegal. So, while some of the comparisons hold...they all
And while we the people are the employer, we are not an employer in the regular sense of the word. We elect (hire) people to do what we choose, but
there are limits (and rightly so) to the information we can access. A CEO has no such trouble.
I am not a fan of cover-up's, but I do think there needs to a balance or a frame of reference to what the nation or the world is told.
If a false statement is given, but when it is said it protects the national and economic welfare of America...almost 300 million, I think there is an
amount of good caused through it which out-weighs the damage or evil of the lie itself.
Which would be worse? Lying to the public or causing a national panic about something we can't control and didn't happen again?
People want the truth and so do I. But do I need all of it?
Do people want to know that the loving parents they had growing up thought about having them aborted when they were in the womb? Do you want to know
that your mother slept around on your dad when you were growing up? No, some things should be kept private and if for some reason you ask about
them...you should be lied to about them...for your own good.
I hope that makes sense...