In Canada, lying is okay so long as you apologize and say I'm sorry once you have been caught. If you had the interest of the people in mind at the time of the lie, then that lie is not only permissible, it is a virtue. And of course, you must be a member of the Party.
Prime Minister Paul Martin apologized to the father of a slain Mountie for claiming to have had "long discussions" with him about getting tough on criminals.
"The prime minister told the House in response that he had 'met the families and had long discussions.' The families told us afterwards that no such discussions took place," Harper said, demanding to know why the prime minister would "mislead the House".More at Dust my Broom.
Paul Martin on David Dingwall:
Martin defended Dingwall as longtime participant in public life who helped the mint escape from red ink.Paul Martin and consulting firms:
The Earnscliffe Strategy Group, an Ottawa consulting firm with close political ties to Prime Minister Paul Martin, has received more than $10 million in federal government money since the Liberals took power, new documents show.And Heda Margolius Kovaly on totalitarian regimes:
It is not hard for a totalitarian regime to keep people ignorant. Once you relinquish your freedom for the sake of "understood necessity,", for Party discipline, for conformity with the regime, for the greatness and glory of the Fatherland, or for any of the substitutes that are so convincingly offered, you cede your claim to the truth. Slowly, drop by drop, your life begins to ooze away just as surely as if you had slashed your wrists; you have voluntarily condemned yourself to helplessness.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, September 28, 2005