The political system in this country only functions as a process of lies. Every person running for president presents information to the public as some form of a distortion of the truth. Some of the lies are so huge that there is legitimate concern for the sanity of the candidate. Do they not know or recognize the truth? Do they actually believe that voters will believe a lie that is so removed from the truth, so totally disconnected from reality? Are they that dumb or are we?
Most Americans still believe in the lie of a 'surprise' attack on Pearl Harbor, but many actually do know the truth.
Afghanistan was/is a lie. Prior to 2001, the Taliban was willing to turn Osama bin Laden over to a third country if he was promised a fair trial and no death penalty, and if some evidence of his guilt of crimes were offered. In 2001, the Taliban warned the United States that bin Laden was planning an attack on American soil. In July 2001 the United States was known to have plans to take military action against the Taliban by mid-October.
Our politicians use the food stamp program, for one example, not to feed people, but to persuade others not to feed people, claiming that it creates a culture of government dependency.
And, now with "illegals" being big on the campaign trail, we have Christian Ted Cruz saying that if he wins the election, he "will end welfare benefits for those here illegally.” Of course we all know there are no welfare benefits for people here illegally. But, it is a lie that sounds good to those other pseudo-Christians.