When Government Lies – A Challenge To The Press

By David R. Young as published on TheBrennerBrief.com  

Corruption

“We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks with interest.” - President Obama

“…the stronger our gun control laws are, the fewer acts of violence….” - Joseph Lieberman

“The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody’s constitutionally protected rights.” - Janet Napolitano

Doing what is “right” is relative. What is good for the butcher is bad for the livestock. In a free society, the wrongness or rightness of political action is relative to one essential element; Freedom. Not “freedom from”, “freedom for” or “freedom to”; but just freedom: The ability to act without restriction. The challenge for government is not to create sweeping laws which restrict criminal actions en masse, that’s lazy, dull and all too common.  The real challenge is to enact precise laws which restrict antisocial actions that inhibit human rights. Laws are created for the criminal, but only law-abiding people follow them. Therefore, laws mainly have the effect of restricting freedoms of law-abiding and rational thinking men, such as sitting at a red light at night for three minutes with no cross traffic in sight. That is a lazy and stupid law.

criminal is easily defined: it is basically a person who takes something and gives nothing in return; be it a watch, a car or a life.  The criminal seeks to obtain without giving back something of comparable value. Communism attempted to solve this problem by eliminating private property; for where is the crime if someone takes from you an item you don’t own? And yet, a communist government forcibly takes all property without any equitable compensation. Thus, the basic precept of communism is based on criminal reasoning.

The real dichotomy of the political spectrum is government enslavement of the masses vs. government protection of individual rights. When a government becomes corrupt the laws created thereafter enrich those in power and promote societal criminality through government handouts. Such laws excessively reduce freedom within the society.

Criminal actions of government corruption stem from corrupt politicians who cannot stand up to the light of truth. Criminals must tell lies to avoid disclosing their crimes. Thus, it is safe to deduce when government officials are discovered lying, undisclosed crimes are also present and the Press should energetically investigate to discover them.

Discovering and reporting the truth is the most vital responsibility of a free Press. That is the full justification of the protections afforded to it by the First Amendment. If members of the Press fear government abuse and retaliation, it is only because the Press has already failed for too long to perform its job.

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. – Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, June 11, 1807

Truth consists of four parts: 1. the time of the event; 2. the type of event; 3. where the event occurred; and 4. a full description of the event.

Example: Susan Rice (form) lied to the American people (where) on five different Sunday shows (when) on 16 September 2012.  (With a detailed description of events which occurred.)

Example: On 14 Sept 2012, Hillary Clinton knowing lied at a ceremony to honor the four Americans killed in Benghazi in a video released to the media where she proclaimed:

We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable.

All good investigation uncovers these four points and reveals the truth to any event. “Talking-points” provided by government are not truth – they are public relations or propaganda. A news outlet which consistently parrots government talking points without investigating to discover the truth is at best neglecting its duty and at worse is betraying its trust to the American people. A “news” organization operating as a propaganda arm for the government should not be recognized as a member of the Press, but as acting as an extension of government.

When a politician lies, investigate. When a government agency lies, investigate. Whenever or wherever lies are discovered in government, and even within the private sector, investigate and uncover the true story.

The free Press does not wait for a senate or ethics committee to investigate so they can report on the findings. The real adventure and duty of the Press is to find the truth which then results in such hearings.

Press on, and make them think twice about lying in the future.

 

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