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Reality check

April 19, 2020

To the Editor:

If you are naive enough to touch a hot stove, you are likely to remember not to do it again. But if a friend lies to you, you may continue to trust them. What if the friend lies to you again? Does your trust in the friend continue to rest on faith or do you become wary of the friendship? As individuals we vary as to how long we can keep the faith in a person who does not tell the truth. But most of us have limits. So how long can we continue to have faith in a government that does not tell the truth? This is question for voters in a democracy that functions when its people share an understanding of reality based on repeatedly demonstrated evidence.   

Jerry Woolpy


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