Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The Sad Truth About Bush and Cheney

What frightens me most about George Bush and Dick Cheney as leaders of our country is their capacity and proclivity to lie......continuously, compulsively, shamelessly, consistently, effortlessly, convincingly, purposefully, completely. They lie about everything, including verifiable statistics and auditable financial data. They just say it's wrong and partisan, and move on to their next fabrication. They have been caught in hundreds of lies and shadings of the truth. They even lie about their own words.

For example, in last night's VP debates, Cheney flatly stated that he never suggested that there was any link between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks. NBC fished out a recent "Meet the Press" appearance by Mr. Cheney insisting that there was a direct link. We all remember many times when he and Mr. Bush have pointedly claimed such a link.

Leaders don't lie. They are not above or afraid of the truth. As children, we were taught to admire George Washington because he could never tell a lie. As adults, we came to admire Abraham Lincoln because he faced hard truths with courage.

Bush and Cheney are liars, and cannot be trusted. Their actions and words have proved it publicly on innumerable occasions.

It's a sad truth, but one that the American people must face and correct this election day, in order for our great country to get back on the track envisioned by our founders and forefathers.

"Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body." --- Ephesians 4:29

"Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse....
whose paths are crooked,
and who are devious in their ways." --- Proverbs 2:12, 15

"...the truth will set you free." --- John 8:32

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