“Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth – to see it as it is, and
tell it like it is – to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.”
(Richard Nixon; nomination acceptance speech, 1968)
Truth. Not a very popular concept in politics these days, especially when Republicans are present. Not sure why that is, given Richard Nixon’s admonition, his commitment to find, speak, and live the Truth. Must have been a lot easier in Nixon’s day than it appears to be today. Still, my guess is that today the problem arises when one defers to the Truth on most any (political) matter. Doing that, after all, can cost a LOT of money and, in the process, make lots and lots of really rich people really mad! And that is most certainly NOT any way to run a political party, much less a country!
In any case and with all of that in mind, I must admit that I’ve yet to hear a Republican — ANY Republican — suggest that s/he has EVER subscribed to any behavior OTHER than that demanded by absolute Truthfulness, no matter the date, no matter the topic. To emphasize, I offer here the perfect current example via a mere handful of links, each of which emphasizes exactly how determined today’s Republicans are to follow former President Richard M. Nixon’s admonition to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth:
There. I know that is just a tiny example of inevitable truthfulness on the part of Republican politicians and pundits everywhere, but it should suffice to make and PROVE the point that Nixon’s absolute political integrity still thrives in today’s GOP every bit as much as it did during Nixon’s presidency! So I say that NOW is the time for ALL of us, regardless of politic, to swear to uphold Nixon’s admonition! TRUTH! Because the benefits are so obvious!
We can begin our quest with the following quote:
It is time for a revolutionary act. It is time to tell everyone you know the truth.
What is left of our democracy hangs in the balance.
(Anthony Wade; August 15, 2006)
Yes! Anthony Wade made a tremendous point there! It is with great respect that I do hereby add yet one more TRUTH in the spirit to which Wade has referred:
EVER SINCE NIXON, THE GOP HAS DEVOLVED TO BECOME A DISHONORABLE CULT OF GREEDY AND PERPETUALLY LYING FASCIST DUNDERHEADS!!
WOW! That felt GOOD!