Nothing But the Truth

I am a person who values honesty above all other virtues. To me, it is the bedrock of any meaningful relationship, be it personal or business, and the baseline requirement for anybody who holds any position of responsibility.

True honesty is not a gray area, it only comes in sharply defined shades of black and white, has precious little to do with dodges like “plausible deniability”. It is not veiled in innuendo or buried beneath layers of verbal garbage and deflecting blame.

The truth is, without varnish or spin, it’s straight ahead, doesn’t bend or bow to pressure, and changes, not a whit for reputation or cause.

How did I come to these conclusions? Have I never shaded the truth or told an out and out lie in my lifetime?

Far from it. I have taken refuge in a lie and played loose and fast with the truth more times than I can count, and suffered the embarrassment, the distrust and the searing conscious of being found out enough to learn the valuable lesson that telling the truth, convenient or inconvenient, is always the way to go.

It’s a well known fact that there are scandal sheets who will print anything they can get somebody to say, no matter how erroneous and seedier TV shows that glory in sensationalism, truth notwithstanding.

And everybody with enough gray matter to open a stick of chewing gum knows that politicians can look you in the eye and make campaign promises they have no intention of fulfilling.

There are well known political lies like, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”, “I am not a crook”, the intentional – or unintentional – story of nukes in Iraq and the list goes on.

But the two centerpieces of the Obama Administration are nothing more than a gaggle of monstrous lies told to the American people in an effort to win success for the two biggest boondoggles in our history.

1. Obamacare is presented as an attempt to insure that every American has access to health care at affordable prices, and that “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” and “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”.

As this monolithic piece of borderline socialism unfolds, as doctors retire, as the cost of policies go up, and deductible doubles and coverage shrinks, as people are forced to abandon family doctors they’ve gone to for decades, as we find out that the entire program will be under the auspices of the corrupt, politically motivated IRS, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Obamacare is not about health care but one gigantic political grab that will soon balloon our debt completely out of control and grow government and government control of our lives to “Big Brother” levels.

2. The Obama Accords (the nuclear deal with Iran) How can anybody with the common sense of a fruit bat think they should make a deal with people who are publicly calling for your death, people who a few short decades ago captured an American Embassy and held the staff hostage for 444 days?

How can it be right, for any reason to free up hundreds of billions of dollars to the planet’s leading exporter of worldwide terrorism?

How can we deal with a government that holds our citizens in their jails for nothing more than being Americans?

How can it be right to create a sure path to a nuclear weapon for a regime that has vowed to erase Israel, an ally, from the face of the earth?

When we are told that this deal will make the world a safer place, we are being told an out and out lie.

Obama says it’s this or war.

Actually it’s this AND war.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God bless America

Charlie Daniels


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