Am I the only one who is fed up and disgusted by the continuous barrage of lies we are subjected to during political campaigns? Do these ad writers think that the entire voting public is so ignorant as to believe all of the unfounded false statements that they fabricate?
I will not discuss parties because they are all guilty at all levels of government. Just once I would like to hear a television ad with a candidate telling me what they plan to do for me and how they will accomplish it, not some outlandish claim that cannot be accomplished by one person in one term, or an attack on their opponent.
We no longer vote for the best person for the job based on qualifications, we vote for the best liar, the person whose lies are harder to disprove.
With the massive amount of information available at the stroke of a key, it is getting harder to filter out truth from all of the garbage because the liars seem to be extremely prolific in their postings.
My ballot will be a mix of candidates of different parties based on merit and their stand on issues. This type of voting can only be done after many hours of research. I have the time and the desire to do this research but a large number of voters don’t. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could believe what we are told without digging for the truth?
I believe that we got into this condition because of poor interpretation of the First Amendment to the Constitution by an overzealous panel of judges. Lying is protected by the First Amendment and only the courts can decide if a lie is prosecutable.
Maybe we should look at our judges, those who would encourage the fabrications by looking the other way instead of making our elections truly clean elections.