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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Truth Can Stand Alone

A Simple Truth
A Complex Lie


How many times have you gone to a blog and found that lengthy post filled with dozen of links and paragraph after paragraph devoting to making a simple point, a point that could be made easily and briefly. But no, the writer in their eagerness to convince, to convert, to confirm felt he must take you on the long journey deep into the grass of complex reasoning, of half truths and a multitude of platitudes.

When the founders set out to write our greatest documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution they had one thing on their side---a truth, a solid lasting principle that everyone understood. So when they put pen to paper the words flowed smoothly, like those from the mouth of a child who is yet to learn of the lies of man. The truth in these great and lasting documents needed no supporting links and pages of explanation for the founders knew these "truths to be self-evident".

Recently, the political leaders of today sat down to write a new document on health care, a document filled with thousands and thousands of links and tens of thousands of paragraphs and thousands of pages and perhaps a quarter million words to tell us not a simple truth, but to explain a great lie and justify it to Americans. A great lie must always be explained and be filled with half-truths and complex phrases to make it believable, but the truth; well the truth can stand alone.

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