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November 18, 2013
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Letter: Respect the office, if not the person

Truth, lies and the President

I believe it’s a good trait of human nature to give individuals the benefit of the doubt. This is particularly true of individuals in offices we respect, but it’s possible to respect the office and not the person. Hitler said, “Make a big lie, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it.”

This is what happened with the Affordable Care Act. We now know our President has lied to the American people since 2010, saying repeatedly, “If you like your plan you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period.”

As of Nov. 6, this lie was still on the ACA signup website, but the wording in the Federal Register written shortly after the law was passed says otherwise. We also know some honest individuals in the White House encouraged the President to discontinue telling the lie. The lying was done to win an election. He knew differently and deliberately lied to win votes and retain power, knowing full well if the people knew the truth, they wouldn’t have been supportive. Contrary to what the media says, many individuals and legislators raised the red flag of opposition, not because they were on the other side of the aisle, but because they could see the harm it would cause to themselves and their constituents.

This isn’t the first lie from the current administration. For example, consider Fast and Furious gun running (border agent killed), Benghazi (4 Americans killed), and IRS scandals.

What do you do with a habitual liar? Can we trust anything that comes out of his mouth or those who are a part of his regime? I cannot. I respect the office, but not the man.

Should a person who won an election by fraud and deceit be allowed to stay in office? I think not.

David Morton

Roseburg


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