Deceit: A Tangled Web

TangledWebby Leigh Bravo   4/24/14
I learned at an early age that lying would result in big trouble for me if and when my parents found out. It was then that I learned the saying: “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

My mom always said when you tell a lie, it always leads to another and another and then a whole string of lies result. The most difficult part of deceit is trying to remember the lies that you have told. At some point, you will get caught because of your own memory loss. You just cannot remember all the lies you have told and to whom you have told them. “However,” she would remind me, “the truth is never forgotten!”

Have we entered into an age where lies are no longer considered bad? Have we entered in to an age where empty promises can be made just to get what you want? Have our leaders woven such an intense web of lies that they can’t even remember what they have promised?

Let’s look at some prime examples of these woven webs!

The one we have heard ad-nauseum, by President Obama:

“If you like your insurance and your doctor, you can keep them!”

LIES! President Obama knew you would not be able to keep your insurance or your doctor, but he needed to get re-elected and wanted his signature healthcare law passed regardless of how it would effect the majority of Americans.

What a tangled web we weave…

Director of NSA, General James Clapper promised:

“NSA agents are not reading innocent American’s emails and texts or listening into their conversations with our probable cause or warrants.”

LIES! In a letter to a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Clapper admits that agents were, in fact, reading innocent American’s emails and text messages and listening to digital recordings of their telephone conversations without warrants.

What a tangled web we weave…

Lois Lerner and the IRS:

“I have not done anything wrong, I have not broken any laws, I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations, and I haven’t provided false information to this or any other congressional committee. Because I am assuring my right not to testify, I know that some people will assume that I’ve done something wrong. I have not. One of the basic functions of the Fifth Amendment is to protect innocent individuals and that is the protection I’m invoking today.”

LIES! Emails are now confirming that she was conspiring with the Federal Election Commission and other government agencies to specifically target conservatives before the 2012 elections.

What a tangled web we weave…

Elijah Cummings on the IRS targeting of conservatives:

The Presidents political enemies are lying about the targeting of conservatives during the election…..Based upon everything I have seen, the case of the IRS targeting conservatives is solved.

LIES! Interestingly enough, emails have been discovered between Representative Cumming’s office and Lois Lerner’s office. These emails allegedly involved the sharing of taxpayer information on America Votes, an organization committed to cleaning up voter registrations, who Cummings had attacked in the past.

What a tangled web we weave…

The current Democratic platform on eduction says:

“Democrats share with all parents the commitment to prepare our children to lead lives of happiness and success. That’s why we’re dedicated to ensuring the next generation has access to a first-rate education and then tools to drive our economy forward.”

LIES! President Obama, Eric Holder, Mayor de Blasio and other Democrats around the country are doing everything within their power to stop Charter Schools from opening and have sued states to stop allowing school choice vouchers from being used by parents and students. Minorities represent 90% of those who use the voucher system to move their kids from failing public schools.

What a tangled web we weave…

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM):

Took over Arizona grazing lands and restricts the land’s use under the guise of protecting the desert tortoises from extinction.

LIES! If they really wanted to protect the tortoise, why would they stop funding the effort which would require the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center to euthanize more that half of the animals by the end of 2014. Another question involves Harry Reid’s support of the government’s position and he and his son’s involvement with ENN Mojave Energy (a Chinese backed company) in building a solar plant in Clark County.

What a tangled web we weave…

I could list example after example of the lies and deceit perpetrated by our government and it’s representatives. These are the people who have been elected to represent Americans and protect our rights. However, have we have become so conditioned to being told what to do and how to do it, that we no longer recognize the fact that the government is there to work for us? Do we understand that the money the government spends wastefully year after year actually comes from our pockets? Do we recognize that “we the people,” have the power to stop the madness, the lies, the corruption and the deceit?

What kind of world do you want for your children and grandchildren? A world where lying is not acceptable? Or a world that accepts lying as just a part of the status quo?

What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!
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4 Responses to Deceit: A Tangled Web

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    The problem is that most people are unaware of some of these lies, though they’re certainly well aware of the first (and very unhappy about it, though perhaps more the reality than the lie itself). But all those lies were liberal lies, and naturally the liberal liars (and their synoptic media spokesliars) have no objection to them. The self-professed good end of putting “liberals in the saddle at last” (as was said of the victory of Ted Jason in Come Nineveh, Come Tyre) justifies any means as far as liberals are concerned. (Fred Van Ackerman would be their role model today.)

  2. Timothy Lane says:

    The “tangled web” aspect is a very familiar one, not only from the quote (which I’ve heard myself, of course) but also from the animated movie of Pinocchio. This is precisely why, in the one brief scene in which Pinoccho is punished for lying, his nose grows longer and then begins to branch out.

  3. Not long ago something I posted on Facebook elicited any angry retort from an obvious Obama supporter — “Just give me one instance where he lied!” she demanded. I was happy to be able to oblige with a list much like yours. The question is when hasn’t he and/or his administration told the truth? Nice piece. We have to keep calling them on it.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      I asked one liberal recipient of FOSFAX, “What is the rarest event in the known universe?” The answer was, “Slick Barry Liebama being honest.” Even when he tells the truth (such as in discussing various social problems or calling for civility), he doesn’t really mean it.

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