"Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety."
Louis Kronenberger
(1904-1980) American literary critic, novelist, biographer
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A very keen observation that also applies to society today... makes one wonder when he said this.
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    Until people, especially our legislators, truly address the difficult questions, our country will continue to deteriorate. Vote for change, like Libertarian or Constitutional candidates, because Democrats and Republicans are accelerating our decline. Our government seems to think if they fly a plane into the ground fast enough it will safely emerge on the other side of the planet, so they increase power to the engines and push the stick forward.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    All well said. I could only add: Vote for me in 2008.
     -- David L. Rosenthal , Hollywood     
     -- Anonymous      
    The CCP's criminal puppet that would be king/god is a lying dog faced pony soldier (a soldier in the destruction of individual sovereignty, inalienable rights, liberty, the nobility of man, peace and prosperity). Said criminal puppet, advancing his demonic dogma through the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land (with his/its ecclesiastical seminars {government schools}, high priests / priestesses {government officiates}, sacerdotal propagandists {MSM}, etc.) finds honesty to be unpleasant and disturbing. Where the “TRUTH” would set the individual sovereigns free, the statist theocracy’s many patron helots, serfs and slaves turneth away from such, not wanting honest answers.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    For the same reason people do not seek the truth ...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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