The liberal-leaning Washington Post’s fact checker just awarded our President four Pinocchios for a Benghazi lie. The Presidential promise that Obamacare would not enlarge the deficit, would save money and provide better care is now Pinocchio material, followed by a regular string of truth-challenged statements; the Left doesn’t care. Objectors are merely mean-spirited GOP losers.
But when the boss is a barefaced liar, can you expect to trust his henchmen? Is the U.S. government honest these days? Corrupt government is the largest and most obvious difference between America and most of the rest of the world– those places that send us legal and illegal immigrants all the time. People escaping the poverty and dead end lives that are a perpetual result of such conditions.
And now, by repudiating its religious morality to the point that the government is attacking Christian and Jewish faiths in legislation, America has turned its back on the same principles and beliefs that worked to give it honest government. With those gone, how should any citizen go forward expecting honesty from his governors? Is it not to bureaucrats’ benefit to use their power to reward themselves?
While pondering those questions, multiply them by the very public example being set by the leader of our government… If it’s ok for him to lie to his convenience, will there likely be different rules for his lieutenants? It doesn’t seem so.
America and a few other places have deviated from the historical human median of government corruption; that has contributed heavily to wealth production and the growth of its historically almost unique middle class. American government seems to be following American society away from that, back toward the historical median. Related wealth production should be expected to do likewise, seems to me. You can’t, as the old saw puts it, make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.