“Take two lie pills and drink plenty of water”
To the Editor:
Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio’s mouths’ got dry while telling lies. Ryan during the vice presidential debate with Joe Biden, where he kept stuttering and sweating and drinking copious amounts of water. Rubio was constantly licking his lips during his Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address and had to use a water bottle to keep from choking on his lies. Actions speak louder than words and body language says a lot. People get hung up on words and ideologies and political and social views believing those things have real substance. But why get emotionally caught up on words when the truth is starring you in the face?
If your child is lying to you and you’re a good parent it doesn’t matter what you feel or think about your child. They’re lying and that’s all that counts. You can’t allow strong feelings for that child to cloud your judgment. If they keep lying eventually they loose your trust. How is that any different than politics or social issued? Bad parents ignore all the danger signs and make excuses for their children’s bad behavior just like voters make excuses for their own parties’ bad behavior. But in the end you’re only hurting your child, yourself and your country. So when the truth gets you down and excuses don’t work and your mouth gets dry and sticky do like Ryan and Rubio take two lie pills and drink plenty of water.
Printed in the February 28, 2013