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It is not so much that politicians lie, they just doctor up facts to point that truth would not recognize it. A veteran politician can take a simple sentence like, "The black cat crossed road," and spin it for personal advantage.
"I have a plan for that black cat, so he will not have to cross road. I voted for building a new road before I voted against it. In my plan, no cat in America will be left behind.
"My plan will give every cat and their families free veterinary care for rest of their life. I will look every cat in eye and promise him or her that I will never raise his or her taxes.
"To pay for my plans I will only tax dogs. Everyone knows dogs in America get all breaks and have much more than cats. I understand every cat's pain and I have a plan.
"Under my opponent's plan, every cat in America has gone from nine lives down to three. In my plan I will assure every cat in America at least 12 lives."
I'm sorry my grandfather is no longer with us. He certainly would enjoy all hullabaloo associated with this present election.
In reflecting on my grandfather, I was reminded of some verses from Bible, which may or may not apply in our present condition. I was amazed at how harsh Bible is on people who lie and perpetuate a lie.
"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to tree of life, and may enter in through gates into city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." (Revelation 22:14-15 KJV).
"But fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in lake, which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is second death." (Revelation 21:7-8 KJV.)
Perhaps someone should enact a law forbidding people to lie and bear false witness against a neighbor. Wait a minute. If I'm not mistaken, there is one.
In Ten Commandments, ninth commandment says, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." (Exodus 20:16 KJV.)
This just may be reason some people are against Ten Commandments. To practice politics apart from religion is chaos - as our present condition proves.
Rev. James L. Snyder is an award winning author and columnist living in Ocala, FL with his wife, Martha.