Truth of the matter


To the Editor:

Imagine, “We the People” of the United States of America believe and entrust our Commander in Chief to always tell us the truth concerning all governing matters. We assume this to be self-evident, but not always necessarily true.

Case in point, President Barack Obama tells us unequivocally that the Benghazi attack was the result of a mocking Muslim video, when the truth of the matter is it was a well documented terror attack. There is absolutely not a “smidgen” of corruption with the IRS scandal, when the truth of the matter is emails and cell phone conversations document the opposite. President Obama stated, with the rollout of Obamacare, that you could keep your current health care and retain your doctor – period! We know for sure today that isn’t true! Our president recently told the American public that he found out about the VA scandal in the news. The truth of the matter is our commander in chief campaigned in 2008 on the platform of “fixing” the broken VA.

I suggest to President Obama that when he discusses national policies to the American citizens, he might consider putting his right hand on a Bible. “I promise to tell the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth, so help me God!” I’d rather be truthful and respected than lie and be liked for political gain.

Richard D. Walsh

East Greenwich


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Very true, Mr. Walsh. However, two points. First, do you really think that this president placing his hand on a bible would make a difference? This is a guy who surrounds himself with people who will go to any end to make sure that the bible has no relevance in our society. Second, the Founders, brilliant though they were, could not have foreseen an electorate that is so completely uninformed as ours. Which is the reason we have a "President Obama" in the first place.

Thursday, July 24, 2014