"It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime."
Thomas Paine
(1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author
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ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! now, what exactly is the definition of is ? A great foundation and explanation of why torture and assassination are now occuring at such high rates (both behind closed doors and out in the open); and, why buisness are either going out of business or leaving for another country (productive commerce can not last long in a criminal atmosphere)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I'm with Mike on this and I love Thomas Paine. His book,"The Age Of Reason" is well worth reading.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Too bad the Casey Anthony jury was not aware of this truth about human nature.
     -- Mike, Perry, MI     
    Same with the OJ jury Mike...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
    Exposing corruption on a grand scale, laid bare for all to see. 
    Plumbing is never easy, nor was there a thought of a trifle fight, to Right our Ship of Liberty. Draining the swamp requires a clear and clean drain. The singleness of heart and purpose of such honest patriotism, to root out treason, which has become so commonplace among individuals in high places within gov and industry. WWG1WGA to MAGA to KAG
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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