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Monday, April 21, 2008

Truth 'n Politics

by Carrie K. Hutchens

My theory, which includes the Hillary Clinton & Obama campaigns, is that a law needs to be passed that requires anyone guilty of false advertising and false accusations and statements while campaigning to be required to immediately surrender the office, if won by the lies and deceit. Should guilt be proven as the campaign is in progress, then the candidate should be immediately removed from the race, with no option to re-enter under a different party or as an independent. These should merely be the initial and immediate steps. Those guilty should face consequences such as losing qualification for any future office, fines and perhaps incarceration. After all, when "lying" to win -- the candidate is attempting to perpetrate a fraud upon the American people. Why should it be excused in the game of politics? It shouldn't!

Politics and politicians have been given a free ride for far too long. It is time for accountability. It is time to require each candidate to win based upon the "truth" , rather than dirty politics, outright lies, distortions and rumors to wrongly cast doubt on the other candidate and his or her positions and record. It is time that the American people have the opportunity to vote for a candidate for who the candidate actually is and what the candidate will and won't actually do, rather than some marketing fiction or honesty problem with the opposition.

Fantasy world as it might seem I'm in, knowing what we do about the politics of the past to now, why not? Why not change it all around to make it right? It's not like we can't if we want.

Ironically, we may already have laws that do apply, but we just haven't applied them to situations involving politics.

What happens if the candidate of our choice was the candidate of our choice only because we believed something that turned out to be an outright lie, or even a distortion that implied an outright lie? Our vote was "stolen". We were conned. False advertisement. Absolute slander and libel may be at issue. And then what? We merely have to wait until the person's term ends because he or she got by with it until the closing of the voting booth?

Maybe we should start taking our representation a little more seriously!

Maybe we should hold our representatives a little more accountable!

Maybe lying politicians shouldn't be considered, or accepted, as the norm, but instead exiled to the land of "once upon a time".

If politicians were held accountable for their campaigns, as the laws that govern crimes involving cons and perpetrating a fraud upon the people, we might see a whole new movement. However, it isn't going to happen unless we believe it can happen and demand that it does.

Truth 'n politics -- what a concept!!!


Carrie Hutchens is a former law enforcement officer and a freelance writer who is active in fighting against the death culture movement and the injustices within the judicial and law enforcement systems.


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