Denial of fair election isn’t bad speech; it’s a lie

Debra Saunders’ March 3 column seems to think that Democrats just need to put out more speech to combat bad speech. What combats flat lies?

How many courts need to say there was no voter fraud, how many AG’s need to say there was not enough voter fraud to change the outcome of the election, how many times does the Supreme Court need to say the lawyers presented no evidence of voter fraud before people are willing to believe it? How much speech do we need to combat bad speech, because more speech doesn’t seem to be working.

How many experts need to say that we’re in the middle of a pandemic? That if you want this thing to go away we need co-operation. Wearing a mask and staying six-feet apart will get businesses open. How many experts do we need to hear it from?

We’ve been programmed to believe nothing journalists say is the truth; so what good is more speech?

Let’s face it, Donald Trump is a sociopath. My mom’s third husband was a sociopath so I’m familiar with the compulsive lying, the stories, the carnage that ruins everything around them. How people around them are almost hypnotized to the point my mom didn’t know he was still married when he married her. Spent all her money and ran her into bankruptcy. Sound familiar?

Alternate truth is just another way of looking at the puzzle to fit the way you want it to look like. It doesn’t make it the truth.

Linda Whittekiend


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