Obama and the TruthSmoking gun emails have been unearthed which prove the Obama administration lied about the Benghazi attacks. This lie was repeated. It was compounded. It was uttered at the United Nations General Assembly.
Now the VA scandal has erupted revealing that the actors in the bureaucracy cooked the books…lied…to cover up wait times. This is systemic conspiratorial lying.
The families of Americans who died in Benghazi deserve compassion. The veterans and their families impacted by the Veteran’s Affairs scandal deserve our compassion.
The unseen victim in the rubble is the truth. We have, as a people, forgotten that the first duty is to the truth.
Without truth there is no justice; and without justice, compassion misses its mark. Hillary Clinton said, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” when questioned about Benghazi. She might as well have said, “What difference does the truth make?” The difference is that an innocent filmmaker would not be unjustly punished for violence he didn’t cause. The families of the dead, and We the People, would know why our own people are dead in Benghazi and who is responsible. We could learn from it and avoid it being repeated. We could remove the individuals in charge so that their poor judgment would not cause further damage. Gandhi said, “Truth never damages a cause that is just.” Imagine, if we punish the innocent and fail to punish the guilty, all because we didn’t know the truth, then our cause is damaged. If we do not act upon the truth, then America’s voice on the public stage shall contain no inspirational moral authority. Our allies will shrink from us. Our enemies will feel all the more justified to destroy us.
We live in a culture that often denies truth exists and substitutes person for principle. Many have virtually deified Barack Obama. His resonant voice and face-to-heaven posture (as if he was anointed by the divine) sent thrills up people’s legs.
John F. Kennedy once said, “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” Barack Obama does not transcend principle. He is a false god. The persona he projected, the one many bought, is a myth, one that was persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. The truth, for so many, didn’t matter. By becoming “sort of God” in their eyes, he has had the power to confuse, misdirect, befog, and substitute lies for the truth. His mendacity eludes the light because he is seen as the light. When things have gone wrong, they have blamed the subordinates but never the conceit they created or embraced.