If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27

Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20

Monday, September 28, 2009

Why do President's lie?

Well, the list of Presidential lies/deceit goes on and on. LBJ making up the Tonkin Bay incident; Nixon's lies are too many to enumerate; Clinton's lie "I never had sexual relation with that woman." Many believe Bush lied about WMD in Iraq, but my personal opinion is he acted in good faith on the intelligence he had at the time.

Has Obama lied to us? Well, he persists in saying the penalty for being uninsured under the new health care reform is not a tax, but every bill labels it a tax.

Has he also lied in the hardship stories he tells to convince us we need his health care reform? In at least one instance he did. He told of a man in the middle of chemotherapy who was dropped by his insurance company after the company found out he had gall stones that he didn't report, his treatment was delayed, and he died. Glenn Beck, in the video link, exposes the truth. The man was fully covered, and receiving expensive stem cell treatments, paid for by his insurance. He did die -- but many who undergo even the most extensive treatments die from cancer. Case in point, Farrah Fawcett and Patrick Swayze for some recent examples.

Beck suspects the story was misrepresented to convince we Americans that public health insurance would prevent this horror from ever happening. I agree with Beck.

Obama has to be sure the stories he uses are thoroughly vetted and he sticks to the facts. It bodes ill for this President that the truth isn't enough to make the case for his radical health care reform.

Here's the link for the video: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/videos/

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