Letter: The lie reevaluated
I do believe the lie, which Mr. Fastenow referred to in his Oct. 19 Enterprise letter titled "The One Valid Choice For President," was originated by the Nazi Joseph Goebbels, and I quote: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
I strongly disagree with his attributing this to the Republicans. As you can see from the above quote, the lie can be maintained only for such a time as the State can shield the people from... And I believe that is exactly what the State, our present administration and Secretary Clinton, has been doing for some time, specifically on the Benghazi attack. Mr. Fastenow may have himself succumbed to the "illusory truth effect." As we now know with the ongoing Senate investigation, there was a lot of mischaracterization of what went on and much of it was not done responsibly.
As to the emails, Mr. Fastenow says it was a "mistake." The FBI had a stronger word for it than he would have us imagine. Listen up! She was Secretary of State with very high security clearance and was obliged to know what she was doing. This is no little matter; it involves our national security. Perhaps Mr. Fastenow again has trouble with the "illusory truth effect."
Now we come to qualification. We have to admit Mrs. Clinton does have experience. But what kind of experience? She is a career politician. I often wonder if a politician's primary motivation is to maintain their career. What he calls guts I would term brazenness. As to temperament she has manifest, I will let you judge.