"Yes; truth blends well with untruth.
It is one of the maladies of our age, a sign of sheer nervousness,
to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters,
to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake."
by:
Norman Douglas
(1868-1952) British writer
Source:
Alone, 1921
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These days it is not the truth that will set us free, but the lack of it!
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Because the "real" truth is hidden or no one really wants to hear it!
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    The truth of the quote is unpalatable to me. The truth of the matter is, Obamunist, czars and stars promote their statist theocracy's brand of lies, under the guise of a greater or changed truth. Through a religious sophistry, from the unimportant mundane, to the most grave of issues it is the consistent untruth that is one of the greatest maladies of our age.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    People fear the truth because in order to see and understand it around them, they first have to face the truth of their own irresponsibilities that allow this tyranny to expand. It is the truth about themselves they are afraid of. Once faced there is nothing else to fear.
     -- Anon     
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    To get the truth, or something close, listen to what Obama, Pelosi, Reed,and the rest of the bunko artists in Washington say, and then believe just the opposite. I personally know at least 20 good people who Obama has "stimulated" out of their jobs. I guess they missed out on the 600,000 new jobs that O and the crew have created.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    If you happen to be a bunko artist, please excuse me for insulting you by comparison to the Pelosi gang.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    Is there a more obnoxious person on the globe than the botox queen, madam Pelosi ?
     -- jim k, austin     
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    I love that line "...to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters,..." Yes, the media and government have become quite apt in playing this tune. What is truth and what are lies - are lies turned into truths and truths turned into lies - on what side will history record this malady of an age. What is the real truth? Is it that Kennedy was assassinated by the CIA or some crazy Cuban or did Richard lll rush to the tower to kill or save the two young Princes'. Did Bush and Blair know Iraq had no WMD before invading another sovereign state? And Mike, please don't give Obama and co. so much credit this isn't their doing.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    P.S. and the republicans are better - give me a break - they too were not ruled by their President.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Robert, I would never say the Republicans are even a little bit better. Obomunist, czars and stars are only the latest in a long line of statist theocracy puppets. I do have to omit though, Obomunist is one of the most actively open and effective at eliminating freedom, liberty, prosperity and all else that would be associated to morality, law, rights, and justice.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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