Since childhood, I have looked upon telling a lie as a horrible sin. (It used to be called bearing false witness.) Today we see the term "liar" quite often in letters to the editor. When I asked a 20-year-old grandson why he kept calling President Bush a liar and what were three, two or even one of the lies, he had no response. A few of the politicians make such accusations, but nothing like writers to the editor. A difference of opinion or a mistake is a far cry from a lie. Most lies are premeditated, told to cause injury to others, for self gain. Let's show respect and just feel sorry for others if they are wrong instead of accusing them of being liars.

David S. Taylor

Holladay