who speak the truth are not committing a crime.” You recall that he stole government secrets and released them to the public. The US has charged Snowden with stealing government secrets. Based on his statement, criminals in the US are changing their tactics. For example, a bank robber might go up to a teller in a bank and say, “I am not a criminal. I am telling the truth. I have a gun in my pocket and it is loaded with real bullets. If you do not give me all the cash, I will really shoot you. That is the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth.”
I suppose that according to Snowden, if someone steals my Social Security Number and posts it on the internet, it would not be a criminal activity. I think that Snowden has forgotten that the truth does not always set you free. It often lands you in prison. (Click to tweet) Isn’t that what confessions are all about? You confess to a crime and you go to jail. No police department ever said that if you tell the truth, you might go free. It is exactly because Snowden is telling the truth, that he is a wanted criminal.
Another mayor is admitting misconduct and refusing to resign from office. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized on Sunday for doing "a lot of stupid things." He admitted that he needs to curb his drinking. He did not mention the other “things” including the allegations of drug use that was caught on a video. The police have a video that appears to show the mayor using a crack cocaine pipe. The video is evidence recovered from a hard drive during that belongs to Ford's associate who police suspect of providing the mayor drugs. Police have not charged the mayor...yet.
Rumor has it that the mayor has contacted Bob Filner, the former mayor of San Diego and Anthony Weiner, the former congressman from New York, for advice. It is unconfirmed whether the mayor has contacted the same rehab facility that provided “intense therapy” for the two ex-politicians. We wish the mayor good luck with that.
When will politicians learn that once you are caught, it too late to apologize? The apology must come before public knowledge to be sincere. Once out it the open, an apology says that the politician is sorry he or she was caught or sorry they let someone video tape them. Here is a stock confession that is closer to the truth. Politicians should print this out and save it for future use.
“I want to publically apologize to the voters for getting myself caught in a misdeed. I am sincerely sorry that I let someone take a video of me performing this act. I especially want to apologize to my wife and family who have supported me and helped me cover up my flaws for years. In the future, I will make sure there are no cameras or cell phones around when I misbehave. I am planning to undergo a period of intense therapy on the golf course and in the privacy of my home. Thank you for
being stupid enough to put me in office in the first place.”