By Earl Heal March 21, 2022 | Posted in Local Opinion Columnists Misinformation, disinformation, exaggerations, fibs, white lies and lies are each different, but in final analysis, the user’s intent is to deceive the recipient.
One question remains. After an adult deceives you, how do you ever act on anything that person says without separate verification? I survived a 30-year military career where one lie can terminate an officer’s career. That explains my impatience with government officials’ constant deception.
A recent television program on this subject ironically illuminated the speaker inadvertently being guilty of deception herself. She was attempting to explain the concern against Proposition 47, which redefines the dollar amount stolen for determining felony versus misdemeanor charges. She was defending the proposition by saying, contrary to common beliefs, Proposition 47 does not prevent the prosecution of a misdemeanor and was building the impression Proposition 47 is OK in its intention.