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Honesty in Candidate ads is needed

 

November 10, 2022



The recent election has, once again, been filled with negative ads with questionable “facts.” A while back, a news item on CBS Morning News stated it was legal and acceptable for candidates to lie in campaign materials and ads. My question is, why should those paying for political ads not be held to the same standards as average citizens? Shouldn’t they be held legally accountable, as would the citizens they hope to represent?

It seems like a no-brainer that this should not be acceptable nor allowed by any reasonable standard. The question is, how can this be monitored and changed? Pe...



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