How can you tell if a politician is lying?

Re: Election Campaign is Hardly Inspiring

Amen! You have put into words exactly my thoughts for this, and unfortunately, all elections for the last half dozen cycles. I believe I, and everyone else who is eligible to vote, MUST vote – it is our duty. However, too often it is a case of picking what the voter sees as the least “evil” of the candidates offered. Voter apathy is, I feel, brought on by people thinking all the candidates are not worthy of being voted for, or that their vote is useless. Or, too often, being a protest vote, which mostly happened in the last US election. Then look at the clown they ended up with.

It is a very sad situation for democracy when there is just too much truth in the old joke: “How can you tell when a politician is lying? His/Her lips are moving!”

Gil Knutson

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