Are you tired of politicians lying to you? Are you tired of them purposefully misrepresenting facts so they can pass a law that affects your income or health only to find out later the law doesn’t do what they said? Here is how to stop it.
Once a person submits forms to run for political office, they should, at that moment, be required to tell the truth (and thus subject to felony perjury laws) for all information released to the public during the time period campaigning and into public office if they are elected. This “truth clause” on the forms will be repeated when they take the oath of office. It will also be given to cabinet heads and people directing government departments.
Political lies usually revolve around favors and payoffs and these things undermine our democracy. No longer will we have to accept their lies, and wait until they have to be sworn in before a judge or political body, for them to be bound to tell the truth under penalty of perjury. If they are representing others, plus conveying ideas and facts to them, then they should be legally bound to convey it all truthfully. Since they are able to change laws in our society and directly affect our ability to survive in the society, they should be bound to the truth.
This will curtail corruption too. Can you believe our elected representatives make decisions on our health and financial survival but lie to us about the details? Unfortunately we all believe it because we see it happen so much. If they submit false information about the laws or false information about the background reasons to make those decisions, and we get screwed, they should go to prison. This is our society. They are elected to make it better, it to lie to us and steal our money.
If a doctor or financial advisor was caught doing what politicians do, they would be ejected from their profession and possibly imprisoned. If a regular citizen commits fraud (which is what these politicians are doing) then they should go to prison too. People have been complaining about politicians lying to us for centuries. Why shouldn’t the politicians have to be truthful?