A republic cannot function without a public discourse characterized by truth telling. Only knowledge of the truth can preserve us as a free people. Every lie uttered by a politician erodes the liberty of every American and seeks to impose an additional measure of control. Politics and morality are inextricably intertwined. Immoral people do not long possess liberty because liberty is a function of God’s blessing. Where His Spirit is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17) Where He is absent, there is only ignorance, despotism, and slavery. Consider every humanist attempt at governance in modern history: Adolph Hitler’s Germany, Chairman Mao’s China, Stalin’s Russia and you find genocide on a scale that boggles the mind. Lucifer too is described as a “murderer from the beginning.” And, each one of these murderous despots were pathological liars.
Therefore, when Nancy Pelosi obfuscated and told the American people that “we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it” she played the role of tyrant by denying the American people their right to debate and evaluate the issues based on the facts. This is not just a political ploy. This is evil. When Harry Reid lied about Mitt Romney’s tax status he attempted to perpetrate a fraud on the American people and deny them their right to choose a presidential candidate based on the facts. This is evil. When Hillary Clinton attempted to deflect attention away from her role in the Benghazi debacle by declaring, “what difference does it make?” she perpetrated a fraud on the American people by obfuscating the truth. This is evil. And, when Barack Obama stands before an entire nation and declares, “First, no matter what you’ve heard, if you like your doctor—or healthcare plan—you can keep it” he perpetrates an unforgivable act of tyranny by suppressing the truth. The foregoing is just a tinny sampling from a huge body of material. For example, just Google “Harry Reid” and “lie.” You may want to grab a sandwich because you’ll be at the keyboard for a while. This is not how good men and women comport themselves. They are their father’s children.
Our nation’s first president, George Washington, was viewed by his contemporaries as a giant among great men. His integrity was beyond question. In fact, stories regarding his impeccable character were circulated and readily accepted. The most famous story about President Washington describes him as a young boy, ax in hand, having chopped down a cherry tree. When confronted by his father, young Washington replied, “I cannot tell a lie.” This account is probably fiction. However, that doesn’t matter. What’s important is that Washington’s contemporaries found this account to be completely plausible. He was a great man.
Obama’s character matters. His lies matter. Most likely, if Obama were caught chopping down a cherry tree, he’d hand the ax to poor Malik. He just can’t help himself; he is his father’s child.