A Lie Is A Lie No Matter
How Many Times You Tell It
|It's sad to say, but we have all just kind of gotten
accustomed and even expect that many of our politicians are mostly
liars. And for the most part we tend to just let it go or ignore it. But
sometimes when we hear a politician just keep telling the same lie over
and over, we have to call their hand on it.
At Monday's commission meeting, Doyle Arp, again, stated that the county HAD to pay the $400,000.00 to build the new private road to the Tennessee National development under what he called a "prior agreement" and even scolded people who said other wise. He said they "needed to get their facts straight." I am willing to give Arp the benefit of the doubt. He is either a liar or is totally ignorant of the facts. Either way makes no difference the outcome is the same.
Before commission ever voted to give away the $400,000.00 they and Arp both knew full well there was no legal obligation for the county to make the payment. In fact when questions first arose, Arp was quick to point out to commissioners that "he" was the first one to point out the opt out motion to commissioners. Let me restate the facts for the benefit of those of you who may have missed the story the first time.
If as Mr. Arp has stated so many times the commission had any obligation, it was to honor the vote of the commission in 2002 that put a deadline on the obligation to participate in the construction of the road. Given all the facts of the case, for reasons I can not comprehend, last month the commission voted unanimously to give developer Thunder Thornton his $400,000.00. It's a real head scratcher.
Apparently, Mr. Arp thinks if he keeps saying the same thing over and over that some how that will make it true. Sorry Mr. Arp, that doesn't work. If anybody needs to get their facts straight, it's Mr. Arp. But obviously he cares nothing about facts or truth.