When I was growing up, kids caught lying were in big trouble. I know because I got caught more than once and had my share of spankings and lectures. Mom threatened to wash out my mouth and told me, if I didn't learn to tell the truth, I would spend eternity in hell with the father of lies, Satan. I learned to be more truthful.
So, when Ryan and Romney give convention speeches on TV, and run ads that are blatant lies, what do I tell my kids? I'm not talking about minor distortions or stretching the truth. Politicians have always done that. These are "hand caught in the cookie jar" blatant lies: Obama closed a GM plant, Obama removed work from welfare, and Obama stole money from Medicare. These are lies intended to mislead voters. Lies so blatant that the liars can’t lie their way out of them. The typical defenses -- "the woman made me do it" (Gen 3:12) or "Obama handed me the cookie" -- just won’t work. Ryan and Romney are liars. Media and fact checkers agree.
Let’s not give these liars a place to hide. It’s time to stop winking and smiling at blatant lies.
Become an example for your kids.
Reject Republican liars.