As a parent I felt it was very important to teach my children to always tell the truth and that it was wrong to lie. When well-known public figures say things that are not true, they set bad examples for all of us.
We see a pro-birth candidate for president describing a non-existent video, claiming that it shows a live fetus about to have its brains harvested; we hear of a public employee who tries to impose her religious beliefs on others as a part of her job, claiming she had a private visit with a pope who supports her homophobic actions; we are told by the leader of a national gun-owner’s group that we don’t need gun control because armed civilians can stop mass gun violence, when this has happened only once compared to 185 mass shootings in the past 11 years.
However, there is hope! A prominent Republican leader told the truth when he revealed the Republican Party’s Benghazi investigations are really efforts to harm Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions and have nothing to do with discerning “facts” about the events. It’s nice to see that not everyone in the public eye makes stuff up.
Michael A. Clarke, Salida