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There has always been a staple quote attributed to and spoken by First Nations that indicates the falsehoods of the pioneering immigrants from Europe as they “settled” the new world. The statement has received new life with the election of our current Oval Office Resident and by extension become part of our everyday usage on some media outlets and in our current majority Government. The phrase “speaks with a forked tongue” means to deliberately say one thing and mean another or, to be hypocritical, or act in a duplicitous manner. In the longstanding tradition of many Native American tribes, “speaking with a forked tongue” has meant lying, and a person was no longer considered worthy of trust, once he had been shown to “speak with a forked tongue.”[citation needed] This phrase was also adopted by Americans around the time of the Revolution, and may be found in abundant references from the early 19th century — often reporting on American officers who sought to convince the tribal leaders with whom they negotiated that they “spoke with a straight and not with a forked tongue” (as for example, President Andrew Jackson told the Creek Nation in 1829[16][17]). According to one 1859 account, the native proverb that the “white man spoke with a forked tongue” originated as a result of the French tactic of the 1690s, in their war with the Iroquois, of inviting their enemies to attend a Peace Conference, only to be slaughtered or captured.(n 1830, Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, which forcibly relocated most members of the Native American tribes in the South to Indian Territory.) [18] (Wikipedia)-

As I listen to the debate over the wall there are two items that crop up are a border wall and border security, these two are not exactly the same but appear to be interchanged according to the speaker. A wall to me is a physical barrier (security of a sort), Border security is the ongoing process of patrolling the border man-made and natural by agents whose sole job is to do that job (border security). Border security in my opinion is by far the better option as it creates more jobs (since this is a 24/7 job). There is also the secondary part that would allow for workers to monitor the physical condition of existing barriers and repair as necessary but 5 billion for a “Great Wall” (which Mexico was going to pay for-forked tongue) is ludicrous without those 2 elements. We have Lindsey Graham who apparently does not know which way is up since he changes his statements regularly so we only know that what he says at the moment is what we can believe(?). It is apparent now and has been for years that our elected officials are for the most part less than truthful and we must always find the truth before voting. We must remember that we currently have an administration that is in chaos and members are taking advantage of that chaos for their own purposes under the cover of mindless tweets.

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