How to Spot a Lie

How to Spot a Lie
David Schlecht

Now that the Republicans in the Supreme Court have flushed America down the toilet with Citizens United v FEC, major American corporations as well as foreign corporations and governments can spend an unlimited amount of money to buy our elections. Are you watching all the negative ads on your TV and on the radio and in your mail box? These almost all come from some PAC named something like Defending America PAC or Concerned Citizens PAC or Americans for a better government PAC.

If the name isn’t enough of a red flag, you should remember that any one who has to tell you he’s a white night is probably the devil. All these PACs are as dishonest as their names. They are almost all created and funded by big businesses, not citizens. They’re concerned about fleecing America, not supporting good government. In fact, thanks to the Supreme Court, they could even be terrorist organizations or communist dictators.

The entire world can now take part in our elections and they are, and what’s worse? They don’t even have to state who they are. The Republicans voted against a bill that would require these PACs to state in their ads who was funding the lies.

So what can we do? This is the time for America to wake up and turn off the TV and turn off the corrupt corporate news and shut off all negative ads. The law that the Supreme Court unilaterally passed at least prevents ads from supporting candidates, only policies. So, if it’s a negative ad and it’s from a PAC you don’t recognize, it’s probably the People’s Communist Country of China trying to influence your local elections.

I know, I know, it’s not all about the Republicans or the Democrats. Well, maybe in this case it is. The Democrats have tried repeatedly to correct this and the Republicans have forced this upon us all on their own. When will the Real Republicans take back their party?

[Update] What many Americans don’t realize is that political advertisements do not have to be true or factual. PACs take advantage of this by dumping millions of dollars in outright incorrect lies right before elections.

2 thoughts on “How to Spot a Lie”

  1. This is gross and disgusting. How could the republicans ever have gotten so strong as to destroy our country again and how can the rest of us be so weak that we can’t do anything to stop them? Disgusting!

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