"Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks."
Lin Yutang
(1895-1976) Chinese writer, translator, linguist, philosopher and inventor
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Pretty funny (not haha) for a stand alone statement. An in your face justification of patrons and officers of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The prerequisite to the viability of a conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that All Men are created Equal society is the unvarnished Truth, not polished lies.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Polished lies are the tools of tyranny, the ploys of corrupt socialist leadership.
    "How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked ? Psalm 82:2 KJB
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    Perhaps in pleasant and meaningless conversation to some point.  But lying is so out of hand in the US goveernment that we have investigations to see if we can prove a known lie to become accepted as truth by a carefully miss educated public.  This is not new.  Hitler and all of the communist governments have used this technique to control its subjects.  Our government in recent years has ignored serious crimes saying that politicians with law degrees are excused because they did not know that the blatant violations they committed were wrong.  Then investigate non crimes hoping to create a process crime to harm someone because of their politics. Justice no longer exists in this country.  You can commit any crime with no fear if you  are doing it to line your pockets and are from the politically correct party.  If several people from the FBI, IRS, and previous campaigns do not spend some jail time, this country is finished.  This is the first time in my life I have seen such a grand scale investigation done for the explicit purpose of covering up egregious crimes done by the people running the investigation. The press has long been dishonest but now as far as I am concerned has become down right criminal.
     -- warren, OLATHE     
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    Not the kind of society I wish to empower.  The reason for most people's suffering is due to identifying with one's image rather than one's substance.  The populist masses vote for the one with the best act  an honest man will bring down the whole thing.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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