"Fraud may consist as well in the suppression of what is true as in the representation of what is false. If a man professing to answer a question, select those facts only which are likely to give a credit to the person of whom he speaks, and keep back the rest, he is a more artful knave than he who tells a direct falsehood."
Justice Heath
English Jurist
Tapp v. Lee (1803), 3 Bos. & Pull, 371; Park, J., Foster v. Charles (1830), 4 M. & P. 70.
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This quote is a very intellegent analysis of many situations. Particularly, when a powerful organization tries to supress the rights of an individual.
 -- Aslam Chaudhry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada     
    Great truth: revealing the root of doublespeak!
     -- Chris, Phoenix     
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    As we all do, some knowing and others unknowingly. It sounds more like your local municipality to me. Three stars as it goes without saying.
     -- RBESRQ     
    This statement would also represent "Media Spin and Political Spin". Or, falsehoods wrapped in the flag...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Sounds like an apt description of the fraud and foreigner, the president usurper, the African Obama/Soetoro/Obama's regime that those who love our Republic and Constitution hope will soon be history!
     -- David Ben-Ariel, Toledo     
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    RBESRQ, It isn't that we all do it that concerns me, it's that our administrations much more powerful than a local municipality do it and do it all the time but I see by your simple dismissal of the quote this doesn't bother you at all. Interesting.
     -- Anon     
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    Anon, the statement is badly executed its like saying the good may do good deeds and the bad may do bad deeds. I can understand our administration doing it (as all have done in the past) but municipalities have a totally different agenda - they exert their authority beyond their station - not that any station should exert their will over the rights of others.
     -- RBESRQ     
    Another reason why the ever-present and indestructible truth is so difficult to discover...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Sounds like a permanent, prominent plank in the DNC platform.
     -- A Carlston, Colorado Springs     
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    The specific fraud spoken of in this quote explains well this election cycle. Hitlery for example: speaks to her accomplishments such as, the educational degrees she has accomplished and the offices she has held. Nothing is addressed by Hitlery of all the criminality that accompanied every degree and job function.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
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