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We fine companies for misleading product ads, we require food companies to print a detailed list of ingredients and used food additives on every can of baked beans, and fraud or perjury are major crimes. But no such thing for false campaign promises or factually incorrect attack ads.
You're exactly right... it's a double standard. The funny thing about democracies is, they allow, in fact encourage people to be self-centered to the extent that they care more about their can of beans than the leader of their country.
The reasoning was that people should be able to see it - free speech - and then decide for themselves how much of it they want to believe
Of course: because everyone always takes the time to research and gather facts before generating a opinion, and they are smart enough to know fact from fiction.
Yeah right. :p
Maybe we deserve these shoddy leaders. After all, when no wants to be a politician, the people no one wants end up being politicians.
"History is more or less bunk." - Henry Ford
Maybe we deserve these shoddy leaders.
As a wise man (me ;-P ) likes to say, "in a democracy, the majority of people get the government they deserve."
Unfortunately the rest are stuck with a leader they don't want.
After all, when no wants to be a politician, the people no one wants end up being politicians.
This is an interesting thought. I'll have to think about it.
When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.