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  •  Honesty requires courage (1+ / 0-)
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    rossl

    or else why would people lie so often? People lie because they are afraid of the consequences of telling the truth.

    Governments lie, or dissemble, or say nothing because it seems so hard for them to admit they were ever wrong. The CIA may have helped overthrow the Iranian Prime Minister in 1953, but no US president ever admitted as such until last week.

    "In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." - Barack Obama

    by AikidoPilgrim on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 02:14:42 PM PDT

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