Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lindsey Graham--A Show of Shame

'Truth matters only when we are talking about them, not about us.' This appears to be the stand of Senator Lindsey Graham in the current administration. It is a show of shame.
People of integrity everywhere stand out more conspicuously in difficult times, times when bearing witness to truth can be very tasking because there is falsehood all around, like in the Trump government. But they do it anyway  because their integrity and honor stop them from bearing witness to falsehood and lies. Not so with Lindsey Graham, for him, truth is applicable only on the other side. He has found a clever way to side with untruth and falsehoods by inventing a line to justify his actions, "he won."

 In service to the Trump administration, he agrees with and speaks half-truths most of the time, some truth some of the time, and sides with corrupt politics and behavior most of the time. His philosophy appears to be, If they win an election and they are one of us, they are free to do anything.

People who have the ability to speak boldly better be speaking truth. The contrary is a danger to society. The consequences of utterances and behavior like Graham's will become a cause for regret for many in the Republican Party. They appear to be planning a long vacation from Congress, because they have lost consciousness of what truth means. But God will straighten things out, and many of their Senators are ready for a long retirement period. God's Word in this is if you become first in place for whatever reason, you should act as if you were first in place.

If you take sides with falsehood, it is because you celebrate falsity. If you speak on behalf of corruption, it is because you have corrupt intent. If lies are attractive to you and you indulge in them because they advance your self-serving cause, that is from a corrupt place. The utterances and positions taken by Lindsey Graham today in American politics are a disgrace. God needs men and women of integrity in public offices, they are not available in the Republican Party. Sad!

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