Is Honesty Dead?

VDHThere’s a LOT to say on this subject, but Victor Davis Hanson has done such a thorough treatment of it today over at PJ Media, that I don’t  think I can do better than to whet your appetite here. JTR will be back tomorrow.

In the meantime, please, please pour yourself a cup of coffee and take time to really digest the material in this article:


The attorney general of the United States lied recently to Congress. He said he knew of no citizen’s communications that his department had monitored.


In fact, Holder knew that his subordinates were targeting reporters. He also did not tell the truth about the New Black Panthers case. He had sworn that there was no political decision to drop the case. Not true; the decision came from the top. He again lied about the time frame in which he first learned of the Fast and Furious case.

The director of national intelligence also lied, likewise while under oath to Congress. At first James Clapper confessed that he had given the “least untruthful” account.

Nixon’s Washington used to call that sort of neat lie “a modified limited hangout.” Later, Clapper admitted that he had just flat-out lied to Congress. Was he disgraced? Fired? Further confirmation of his “largely secular” lie?

Nope. Nothing followed.

**Read the rest by clicking HERE…***

6 responses to “Is Honesty Dead?

  1. In times past, I used to wonder which troubled me more: the brazenness with which so many lie, or the gullibility of those who just accept the lie as truth.
    I guess, in reflecting upon it, the former, particularly when it’s our political leaders is the most heinous to me. We MUST be able to trust those whom we elect, and have EVERY expectation of the truth from them. It’s unfathomable to me that we are fed lie after lie after lie, and yet NO ONE is being removed from their position in the government, or, in some cases, CHARGED with a criminal act. (Thinking: Lois Lerner, IRS)
    But, until we take a stand for truth, and put party loyalty and ideology behind us; focusing on TRUTH in government, and removing those who violate the public trust, we can undoubtedly expect more of the same.
    We need a 50 ton bar of soap with which to wash out the government’s mouth….

  2. I saw this article this morning and I’m glad you posted it here. The above commenter hit it right in pointing out that no one has been charged criminally for lying under oath. This lack of prosecution emboldens liberals. When you point out the facts they just say, “If you’re right then how come no one has prosecuted them?” etc. Just like Obama’s phony birth records… “Why hasn’t any judge even allowed the case to go any further? Because it’s not true!”
    Now we know the guy is a fraud and that Eric Holder is a liar and all the rest. But we don’t have a prayer when the entire Congress, Supreme Court, intelligence agencies are equally corrupt. They are able to intimidate, bribe, threaten, whatever it takes to cover every angle.

  3. Thanks for covering for me today, Sis.

    I had Tweeted out this article earlier today, but was only able to skim it before I did so. Really glad you included it, because you’re right:
    VDH nails it.

    Integrity is the entire basis of a civil society: we expect our police, our judges, our teachers, and yes, our politicians…. to have an EXCESS of integrity, due to the level of trust which is given to them.
    But when that integrity is gone, the trust is gone with it, and all that’s left is the title.

    And as we’re seeing now, that title means little when it’s not backed up by the necessary trust. It’s like fancy gift wrapping around an empty box.

  4. If you work for government truth doesn’t seem to matter much, most media ignores it when they do. If you or I try to lie under oath, the result will most certainly be different.
    The amount of lies going around in Washington has made people numb to them I believe.

    It’s doubtful anything will ever happen to Holder or others who have lied under oath. The accountability in Washington is gone, maybe never to return again and that is truly a sad thing to say.

  5. Politicians lie a lot.

    But I think I’m being objective when I say that this president and the congress are so controlled by the father of all lies…I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much prevaricating.
    JTR is right. There isn’t any integrity in our federal government.
    Good article.

  6. VDH is great! Did you see this one on the current adminstrations special vocabulary?

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