The Facts, please.

“it’s always a good idea to start by asking about the facts. Whenever you hear something said very confidently, the first thing that should come to mind is ‘wait a minute, is that true?’”

Noam Chomsky

ahh, the power of a word spoken confidently. it’s true isn’t it? you can hear the absolute truth in the meekest of ways and find it hard to believe, yet when an outright lie is spoken boldly, it is difficult to argue. it is important, especially during this debate season that we analyze the words, not the tone. it is essential that we pay special attention to the truth in the sentence, not simply how strongly the sentence was delivered. you will hear it from both sides. just because it was spoken with absolute confidence and gusto, does not make it absolute truth. 

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