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DOES TRUTH MATTER?
Jul 14th, 2019 by Warren Swil

Rampant, unpunished

dishonesty threatens

the fabric of society

President Donald Trump, Liar in Chief.

President Donald Trump, Liar in Chief.

For many generations, parents have been teaching their babies to tell the truth as soon as they can talk. Even babies are punished if they lie.
Telling an untruth is a serious crime in our justice system.
One need not look far for evidence that honesty is a fundamental value essential for the survival of modern societies.
Yet leaders around the globe – and especially in the US – have drowned their followers in an avalanche of falsehoods without paying any discernible price, monetary or political.
In doing so, they are posing an existential threat to the continued survival of our societies. For without truth, modern, interdependent countries surely will vanish much like the Roman Empire did some 1,600 years ago.


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THREAT TO DEMOCRACY: Truth becomes irrelevant

TORRENT OF LIES SPEWING FROM PUBLIC OFFICIALS CARRIES NO CONSEQUENCES
Truth is so far the most serious casualty of the Trump era.
The torrent of lies coming from the White House and Congress seems to have no consequences for the liars.
If we, the voters, don’t know or care about the truth, what hope is there that we can make intelligent choices at the ballot box?
Alas, there is little, and what remains of hope is diminishing every day.


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