Political ads, political lies, political truth …

Like a lot of people, I’m disturbed – actually, infuriated – by dishonest political ads. I find it strange that a toothpaste company can’t lie about its competitors nor can it misrepresent its own product without being liable to lawsuit, but there are no laws against lying among political candidates. So, I’m disappointed when either campaign spins, stretches, or breaks faith with the truth.
As an enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama, I was saddened to read this
And I was disturbed when an Obama supporter said things like this
Sadly, Senator McCain’s campaign has repeatedly stooped to deeply disturbing levels, as explained here and here.
As has his vice presidential candidate, as explained here and here
So, my hope is that Democrats will complain when Democratic candidates are less than honest and honorable, and Republicans will do the same. If we let our candidates get away with sleaze, if they win the election but lose their integrity, we’ll get what we deserve after the elections.
See the Put Away Falsehood Campaign for accurate responses to falsehoods being spread about Barack Obama, and see Fact Check’s “whopper roundup” for both campaigns here.
The words of the Apostle Paul are certainly relevant:
“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are all of the same body” (Ephesians 4:25).