Letter to the Editor

Presidential lies

San Luis ObispoNovember 19, 2013 

Growing up as a kid, my mother told me that anybody could become president of the United States, but only if one always tells the truth. She used the example of a young George Washington, the person who was to become our first president and the father of our country, who told his father, “I cannot tell a lie. I chopped down that cherry tree.” I believed her.

Fast-forward some 250 years later to President Bill “I-did-not-have-sex-with-that-woman” Clinton and President Barack “If-you-like-your-health-insuranceplan-you-can-keep-it-period” Obama. My, how times have changed. Prevarication has now become the norm. But what does it say to our children — the future leaders of our country? It can’t be good.

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