Why do politicians continue to lie to us, why don't they tell the truth anymore?

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    BRIAN SLATERposted 10 years ago

    Why do politicians continue to lie to us, why don't they tell the truth anymore?

    There is so much spin put on every news story you hear. Why have we moved away from telling people exactly what the truth is?

  2. MickS profile image59
    MickSposted 10 years ago

    Because their remit is, lie through your teeth about evreything to grasp on to power.  Telling plausible porkies is one of the qualifications for the job.

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      BRIAN SLATERposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well I agree with your sentiments MickS but exactly why do they continue to do so, why doesn't someone buck the trend and start telling us the truth?

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      MickSposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Watcha Brian,
      Because they are control/power freaks and if it needs lying to continue to grasp the power they crave they will. Why? Lack of honour, lack of self control; telling the truth may lose them control so they don't.

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    veritorogueposted 10 years ago

    Because there are enough mindless, ignorant ideologues in our nation to neutralize the informed, insightful and reasoned among us making lying the only way to gain power, ergo most of our politicians are liars. It is much like the scab of a husband whose wife stays by his side no matter how much he cheats and lies. She believes what he says and ignores what he does.

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    Old Empresarioposted 10 years ago

    "Anymore"?! When did they ever tell the truth? Once upon a time, ordinary folks were not allowed to vote. In those days, the politicians never made promises to the public or explained themselves. But once "Joe Everyman" was allowed to vote, the politicians started lying to everyone to get elected. And that's democracy. It works better when the population is well-educated.

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      veritorogueposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I wish I could hit the up vote 100 times OE. You nailed it.

  5. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    I'm not sure politicians have ever been known for telling the truth.  I'm not defending all the lies, by any means; but in at least a little fairness about SOME of the lies that get told, the fact is a whole lot people don't take really well to being told something they don't want to hear.

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    nextstopjupiterposted 10 years ago

    Politicians don't tell the truth because they are the slaves of Big Finance and other similar mafia organisations which don't allow them to tell the truth.


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