Why liberal politicians think it OK to lie
- From http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/08/026898.php:
Yesterday (July 31), I (Paul Mirengoff) claimed that, while liberatarian
(sic) candidates like Rand Paul are uncomfortable with "fudging" their views,
liberal candidates seem quite willing to fudge their beliefs in order to
gain office. An email from one of my favorite Power Line correspondents, Scott
Smith, prompts me to suggest the following explanation for the difference:
liberals think their ideology makes them, above all, morally superior;
libertarians think their ideology makes them, above all, intellectually superior.
Moral superiority, for many who feel it, is not compromised by deceptive
statements made in the name of gaining the power to "do good." But
intellectual superiority is compromised by any statement that is incorrect or
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L'Shannah Tovah* & Happy 5771,
Great Falls, MT & Jericho, NY
* L'Shannah Tovah (li-SHAH-nuh TOH-vuh; li-shah-NAH toh-VAH)
Hebrew. Lit. for a good year. The common greeting during Rosh ha Shannah
and the Days of Awe. This is a shortening of "L'Shannah tovah tikatev
v'taihatem" (or, to women, "L'Shannah tovah tikatevi v'taihatemi"), which means,
"May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year." This year, the two-day
Jewish Biblical Festival of Rosh ha Shannah (Lev. 23:23-25) will begin at sunset
on Wednesday, September 8 on the civil calendar.