Originally Posted by Fish
Don't be dumb. Lying may happen every day, by both civilians and government officials. But don't project that statement out to ridiculous hyperbolas and allude that it's punishable for one but not for the other.
And you left off the real meat of the hyperbolic nonsense...
It's not hyperbole. Quit being naive. FBI lied to Martha but she went to jail for it and they didn't. Much different, more dangerous to lie to govt official than vice versa.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison