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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:34 PM
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74. Who decides when it's right?
That's easy.

We all decide for ourselves when it is right to act in a certain manner.

If an elected official lies about a public policy issue and I'm aware of that lie why shouldn't I out that official for his lie? Bush lied about Iraq. Thankfully we have a few journalists left in our country who were willing to expose that lie. They didn't say to themselves, "What effect will this have on his friends and family if we out his lie?" They did it because it was the right thing to do.

Where does it stop? If the issue is pertinent to public policy that the person has some effect over and if you are honest in your outing of that person then I don't see anything wrong with that.

If I public official is gay and yet has an anti-gay public agenda while not admitting that he is gay, then that is the equivlence of a lie, and it is a very destructive lie at that.
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