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Deception and politics

October 31, 2012
John Francis , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

As we are faced in the near future to make a decision between two men, I think it is important to reflect a bit. Unfortunately, deception is a cornerstone in politics today. Some call it dirty politics. You sling as much mud as possible at your opponent to see what sticks. And while you are busy slinging mud, you say very little about your own intentions. Being forthright is not a routine occurrence. The free press as intended by our forefathers was to be the finder of the truth. The role of the free press was to cast out the lies and to highlight the omissions. Today, our free press is a willing co-conspirator to hide or bend the truth, and omit what does not support their agenda. As Satan is called the great deceiver, I am reminded that all evil begins with a deception. While we cannot know all that they will do, a good place to start is an evaluation of each man's character. And we must not be lazy in our pursuit of the truth about these men.

John Francis

Wallingford, Conn.



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