It’s that time of the year when The Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler, of the Washington Post reviews the biggest political whoppers of the year and hands out his dubious “Pinocchio” Awards. Y’all remember the little wooden boy made by the loving carpenter Gepetto and mentored by the kind and wise Jimminy Cricket? Little Pinocchio wanted to be a real boy very badly but he had an issue with his nose growing each time he told a lie — thankfully that doesn’t happen to anyone in DC – at least not in public.
This year’s list has a certain bipartisan look and also includes Russian President Vladimir Putin for his infamous claim about the Crimea elections. You can see the full list here.
Sadly enough, our own president of the United States has three mentions. And the list doesn’t even include the tall tale about not reversing his mind on illegal immigration executive actions. Y’all remember the almost 25 times the president stated he couldn’t take that specified action — only to take the action and state that he’d never changed his position? That earned him an upside down Pinocchio previously from The Fact Checker, but somehow didn’t make the final list of 2014.
As I flew back to West Palm Beach from Philadelphia today, I was reading a short treatise by one Rev. Steven Craft called “Morality and Freedom.” There were some interesting quotes from the Founding Fathers in this 28-page essay given to me by Rev. Craft when I spoke for the New Jersey Family Planning Council Annual dinner. I now share them with you, as they have a direct relation to Kessler’s list.
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