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The Truth About
Lying´s Consequences

Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm

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Posted By:AVFD15, 4/24/2014 8:58:27 AM

“You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson shouted at Tom Cruise during the climactic court-martial scene in the movie “A Few Good Men.” Caught in a lie that exposed his “above-the-law” mentality, Nicholson’s character, Col. Jessup, justifies his lawlessness, declaring, “I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it!” It’s a riveting scene, pitting security against the rule of law. But before agreeing with Jessup that lawfulness conflicts with freedom, Think Again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/24/2014 9:39:15 AM     (No. 9822888)

Can only read the first paragraph of the story. The rest is obscured.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/24/2014 9:45:35 AM     (No. 9822896)

Able to read the whole thing. And amazed to see this in the Aspen paper, which usually slobbers all over the Obamas.

Excellent piece. Read it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 4/24/2014 11:33:29 AM     (No. 9823080)

Brilliant article!!! Certainly a nominee for "Must Read" status??!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Aspenhuskerette, 4/24/2014 12:07:36 PM     (No. 9823150)

My view is that Catherine Englebrecht (and her vote fraud prevention activities) is a far more sympathetic figure with which to make the government corruption/over-reach argument than is Cliven Bundy -- especially for women.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: columba, 4/24/2014 1:16:59 PM     (No. 9823259)

The truth is a foundation on which one can build. Building on a lie is certain disaster.

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