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False Ads - There aughta be a law.........

by Del McMullen / June 3, 2004 1:56 PM PDT

Here's a fact that may surprise you: candidates have a
legal right to lie to voters just about as much as they want.

That comes as a shock to many voters. After all, consumers
have been protected for decades from false ads for commercial
products. Shouldn't there be "truth-in-advertising"
laws to protect voters , too?

Turns out, that's a tougher question than you might imagine.


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Re:False Ads - There aughta be a law.........
by Mary Kay / June 3, 2004 10:56 PM PDT

Let me get this straight, you want the politicians, who make the laws, to make a law to make it harder for the liars...er politicians to get elected ?

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Re:False Ads - There aughta be a law.........
by Diana Forum moderator / June 3, 2004 11:21 PM PDT

When I was selling cars, a point was made during training - you know when customers are lying, they have their mouths open. Of course, I pointed out that the same thing was said about car salesmen.

I always figure that a politician is lying unless proven otherwise.

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