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An Inquiry Into Lies and Liars, And the Pantomimes of Liars

An Inquiry Into Lies and Liars, And the Pantomimes of Liars

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Published by Bob Hurt
Bob Hurt presents humorous insights into lies and liars. This article identifies many Pantomimes of Liars, and explains the conundrum of how people upon whom the public most desperately relies for truthful obedience to loyalty oaths become the worst liars imaginable.- Judges and prosecutors.
Bob Hurt presents humorous insights into lies and liars. This article identifies many Pantomimes of Liars, and explains the conundrum of how people upon whom the public most desperately relies for truthful obedience to loyalty oaths become the worst liars imaginable.- Judges and prosecutors.

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Published by: Bob Hurt on Apr 10, 2012
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The author renders a humorous examination of the nature of liesand their alternatives, and explains how to detect lies from thebehavior (pantomimes) of liars.Bob Hurt2460 Persian Drive #70Clearwater, Florida 33763727 669 5511 http://bobhurt.com
 
An Inquiry into Lies and Liars Page 1
Is Your Word Your Bond?
 An Inquiry into Lies and Liars
By Bob Hurt 6 August 2007, Revised 9 April 2012
One of my associates mused as follows in response to the comments aboutFederal Judges’ oaths:
 
Is not a bond the same as an oath?If my word is my bond am I not pledging my oathby virtue of my word (bond)?
 
The Value of Constitutional Loyalty Oaths
 
I don’t think it much matters whether an oath stands equivalent to the bond of  your word. Men and women generally revered God in the days of yore. Theswore an oath in God’s name, or they just swore it. The oath meant something,and it thereby bound them to perform accordingly. Why? Because they fearedthat God would smite or punish them somehow if they violated the oath.
 
Nowadays, you can’t trust people, particularly those in government, to careabout, honor, or even believe in God. And if they say they do, you can’t trustthem to mean they believe they have made a commitment to operaterighteously as God does. They typically justify unrighteous behavior by saying“Hey, nobody’s perfect.”
 
So, what value has the oath of loyalty to the Constitution? I believe it has little value because violating the loyalty oath does not cause the violators to forfeitmoney or position. God certainly does not smite, punish, or strike violatorsdead. And, I know of no law that penalizes a violation of the loyalty oath.
 
 
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Furthermore, some groups of people, like fundamentalist Jews, may and doengage in ritual denials of oaths in advance of swearing them. Take, forexample, the
Kol Nidre
solemn declaration of fundamentalist Jews a YomKippur every late September/early October:
 
"All personal vows we are likely to make, all personal oaths and pledges we are likely to takebetween this Yom Kippur and the next YomKippur, we publicly renounce. Let them all berelinquished and abandoned, null and void,neither firm nor established. Let our personalvows, pledges and oaths be considered neither vows nor pledges nor oaths."
How can "we the people" possibly trust the integrity of those who foresweartheir oaths in advance? Religion pundits might claim they mean that KolNidre declaration refers only to personal oaths like "I swear I'll stopsmoking," But in reality they have no idea what sincerity lurks in the hearts of the members of their flocks.
Kol Nidre
could apply to all oaths, personal,impersonal, formal, informal, large, small, significant, and insignificant. Inother words, you cannot trust people who foreswear their oaths in advance toadhere to oaths they swear subsequently.
 
 And, interestingly, devout Ashkenazi Jews often wind up in leadershippositions in courts and elsewhere in government because they have thehighest average IQ (115) of any genetic group on the planet. So the meaningand sincerity of their oath-taking has salient relevance to their performance of duties according to law and rules of procedure.
 
Why We Cannot Trust Judges and Prosecutors
From practical experience, how do I know you can’t trust judges and otherofficials to abide by their loyalty oaths? Simple. I monitor their

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