Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Truth In Advertising

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else"

- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

I am so tired of being lied to. It was bad enough when it was mostly the advertising industry that lied to us, but once armed with the knowledge that it did, one could take appropriate measures. Do your own research, use your dollar carefully. In the arena of politics, however, that isn't possible. As Dr. House says, "Everyone Lies." The media, who should be our first line defense, are now first in line to screw us. Even the actual FACTS are spun beyond recognition. No wonder I have a headach. Blech.

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