Since all politicians lie, how do YOU decide who to believe?
We all know they lie, but we all know we have to pick someone for the greater good. So curious how do you decide who is worth your vote? Or do you believe the one you vote for doesn't lie?
You just have to go with the politician(s) who have the overall philosophy that you agree with and who you think will move the country in the direction you want it to go in, and that may include 3rd parties. Presidents are essentially figureheads, perhaps more so now than ever, since it appears that the Pentagaon to some extent sets its own foreign policy and Congress and the Executive branches exert strong control over public policy.
It's a bit easier to vote for overall philosophy that you agree with in democracies that have a parliamentary system, since there are more parties that represent more diverse views in such a system and a better chance for 3rd parties to gain majorities over time. The Prime Minister comes from the majority party, but sometimes has to keep minority parties happy to stay in power.
Read their previous track record of all political involvements, check "donations" received, listen to their theories and research if they are possible with scientific research ... Basically if they are consistent for a number of years and have the factual evidence to support what they are preaching to be true then they get the slight advantage over all the other candidates.
No all politicians are liars. There are many good ones that try to do the right thing, however there are many forces at play. I vote for principals. I vote for who I believe will be good for the country (I don't ecpect them to do anything for me in perticular).
You just have to take a chance with the politicians who seem to hold the same core values as you. You will never see 100% eye to eye with a politician. It's just whichever one most closely aligns with your philosphies. There will always be a gamble to it because most all politicians say one thing and do another.
When I was in college, I had to do a book review in my American History class. In the review, I said "since all politicians are crooked..." My professor wrote above the remark, "can you prove this." That was an epiphany for me, because I could not prove it. I do not think you can prove all politicians lie. As a newspaper reporter a long time ago, I had to deal with a lot of politicians. Some I would not trust to say anything hones. Others, I could trust with absolute certainty. As a reporter, I had the opportunity to get to know the politicians. Everyone does not give you that chance. Therefore, I cannot tell you how to separate the politicians that lie from those that do not. If you can figure that out, then you have the task of picking the best choice from those that do not lie.
There is no easy answer.
This question begs another question and it is the following:
Since all human beings lie, how do you decide who to believe?
That is a great point feenix! Everyone on the planet is a liar.
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