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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 04:48 PM
Response to Reply #152
155. No.
In the absence of adequate evidence (the result of cover-up and whitewash, which I don't think you are disputing),

skepticism - reason - requires an agnostic approach that does not posit a default hypothesis,

and political involvement - citizenship in a democracy - requires a demand for a muscular investigation, so that we're not laying odds but actually know

all the more so given the central role of this event in defining all that has happened since.

Tolerance of lies, incompetence, false accounts, etc. already is a reward that guarantees more of the same in the future. Accepting secrecy and a lack of transparency makes a mockery of the ostensibly republican institutions, which rely on an equality of common knowledge.

And in this case, how do you know you're not actually tolerating something far worse? Because your world-view tells you it must be "mere" lies, incompetence, etc.?
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