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Ten Enduring National Falsehoods and Fabrications

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1. Reliance on foreign oil is dangerous. If national consumption surpasses national supplies reliance on foreign oil is, unfortunately, necessary. The notion that our enemies use oil against us evidently does not apply to Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally. Former Bush presidents of the United States have or have had mutual commercial interests with prominent Saudi Arabians. Reliance on the internal combustion engine for vehicular travel may be a greater economic and environmental problem.

2. The Congress works primarily for the American people. According to Jack Cafferty of CNN television and possibly shared by a majority of Americans, "The big corporations in this country own our government-lock, stock and barrel."

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3. Iran is a threat to the United States. The U.S. government helped overthrow a democratically elected government in Iran in 1953 and installed a dictatorship for more than a generation. Now, what were the Iranian people supposed to do, thank the United States government? The constant threats by the United States government and television news reporting toward

Iran is warmongering and will likely result in war, not peace. How can you have diplomacy when the United States government refuses diplomatic relations with
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4. The U.S. government promotes democracies around the world. The U.S. government has financially supported dictators throughout the world. Dictators are supported economically for favorable commercial interests for U.S. companies or for allowing military bases on their territory.

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5. U.S. government provides adequately for Food and Drug safety for its citizens. Agencies that supervise food and drug safety and other consumer departments have traditionally been woefully underfunded usually with too close a relationship, such as subsequent employment in the industries they are mandated to oversee and regulate.

6. Spending enormously on national security is strengthening the nation's economic viability. Preemptive war and vast military expenditures has helped balloon the national debt harming public services, such as health and infrastructure, such as high speed train travel across the United States and maintenance of bridges.

7. The level of corruption or malfeasance in the financial industry and government program fraud is adequately managed by the federal government. The machinations of the financial industry and government program fraud are now into the trillions of dollars making justice a monumental climb up the mountain of kleptocracy.

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8. U.S. foreign policy of active interventions throughout the world, including the Middle East, is promoting peace and freedom. Financial assistance costing hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent in the Middle East where conflict has been raging intermittently since the U.S. began being an active partner in "peace" negotiations despite chronic military actions and violence. The U.S. government as a viable advocate of peace in the Middle East has been harmed politically and diplomatically despite the hundreds of billions of U.S. public dollars spent in the region.

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