Comment: It is possible to lie without compunction.

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It is possible to lie without compunction.

There is a condition of conscience which gives a person the ability to lie without compunction. This is possible because they are able to believe whatever gives justification to their words at any given moment. I believe Mitt Romney is such a person. He is self deceiving to an extreme extent and is unable to separate what he is saying from what he wants to be true for the moment.

This makes him appear sincere and truthful to most people and why he can say and do the opposite a short time later in different circumstances where another response is required. His moral self image is above reproach and he is therefore able to convince others of his probity if they are only depending upon appearances to assess the character of the man.

This serpentine perversity of character means he will use any means to reach an end he desires. It also means he will be able to order anyone to do anything that is expedient without reference to the fundamental morality of the order. In this he is like Obama and Clinton and all the rest of the highest echelon in business and politics. They are all deceivers and self deceived.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)