A People Generally Corrupt | The Rio Norte Line

THE RIO NORTE LINEEST. 2010 –  People Generally Corrupt


Corruption is a choice, not an evolutionary certainty.I can’t think about Obama without thinking about something that Edmund Burke once wrote:

“Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.”

My grandfather had little formal education but was a very, very wise man. He used to say, “A liar condemns both himself and the lie and to accept the lie is to take part in it” meaning that not only should the person who tells the lie be suspect, what he lied about is to be treated with suspicion as well and if you don’t stand up for the truth, you are part of the lie. This is the very reason that the American court system has rules of evidence and will not accept evidence, regardless of its accuracy, if it was collected illegally. The fruit of a poisonous tree poisons all. Convictions are thrown out for one bad piece of evidence. Too bad this standard isn’t applied to our government.

I watch in anger as so many in the media and the political class simply refuse to call Obama a liar when he so clearly and objectively is. Any charge of lying is met with “That’s a pretty serious charge” or deflected with euphemisms like he “over suggested” or he just issued “incorrect promises”. When I hear those, I think about what my Granddaddy and Edmund Burke said.

The inability to call a lie a lie and hold the teller accountable for the lie is an example of a corrupt society…and there appears to be a significant percentage of our population who are comfortable with abetting such a corrupt society as long as they believe they can get something “free” at the expense of others. There is little honor left in Washington that no members of the President’s party were willing to stand up to him until it was clear that his actions were conflicting with their sense of self-preservation in the 2014 mid-term elections.I hate to keep talking about Obamacare but it is a perfect example of a Marxist stake driven into an otherwise healthy capitalist heart.

Obamacare is a lie built, not on the single lie of, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period”, but on a full foundation of lies about reduced cost of healthcare, the extent of coverage, the overall cost of the program to the taxpayer and its functionality. The Supreme Court abetted this lie by redefining the mandate to become a “tax” even though taxes cannot originate in the Senate, which this one did.

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Now that we have  lying President we are becoming participants in the lie and have come to distrust each other.  This cannot go on and the nation survive.

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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1 Response to A People Generally Corrupt | The Rio Norte Line

  1. Utah says:

    Thank you for the link.


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