Congressmen To Lift Propaganda Ban. Will this affect financial statements too

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Labor, May 21, 2012.

  1. Labor


    An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned.

    The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon, according to the summary of the law at the House Rules Committee's official website.

    This bill would allow government to report anything as truth without any repercussions

    The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987—that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns.

    I think it has been that way for a long time now, they are just now getting around to putting it in writing.
    My question to anyone is this
    How will financial statements from government be trusted if they can legally lie.

    Cheers everyone
    I will log in next week to read
  2. Labor


    I guess no one cares.

  3. maybe everyone is too afraid to respond?
  4. jem


    How will this change what we get from our politicians now?
  5. Labor


    how do you explain that they want it changed

    it means it would enable for greater or more organized lying
  6. Labor


    Why would they want to change this law if there is no need for it.

    This tells you that lying and scheming will get bigger and more dangerous