Assuming a lie of any sort…
Could be a proposition of something that does not exist…,
or it could be a denial of something that does exist…
Assume a government makes legal distinctions based on that law.
How does the institutionalization of that lie harm the society as a whole?
I’m thinking specifically of those consequences of deceit that might not be obvious, but are insidious and hidden.
Are there such consequences, or is a lie merely a personal thing?
Are there examples from history that illustrate these consequences?