Honesty in America

I have had many discussions about the hypocrisy in America; how some of our elected officials in the progressive party have continued to talk out of both sides of their mouths.  How they shout one thing, but pass a bill that’s the opposite; or scream about something and then do nothing about it – or worse, do the opposite behind the scenes – hoping we won’t find out (which we usually do).  That made me think about honesty in America.  About how America was founded based on honest work by people of integrity.  How honor and trustworthiness and putting Country before self can be said about so many of our founding fathers.

That made me wonder about what our Presidents have said about hypocrisy; what they believed.  So, I did a little research to see what I could find. 

Theodore Roosevelt said, "Avoid the base hypocrisy of condemning in one man what you pass over in silence when committed by another.”

Calvin Coolidge said, “Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”

Andrew Jackson said, “It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”

Just by those few examples, I believe being honest is one of the most important character traits.  I also thought about Jesus and how some of his strongest words were directed at hypocrites, specifically those who claimed to believe in God, yet were hypocrites and only used their religion to try to manipulate or impress others. 

So, I started thinking about the hypocrisy of the progressive party and I created a short list of some of the hypocritical areas.  This is by no means a catch-all list, just some of the highlights over the past year that came to mind.  See if you can spot the hypocrisy.
  • My body, my choice, except with masks and vaccines.
  • Stop discriminating by discriminating – think no whites need apply.
  • Abortion versus BLM, it’s okay to kill black unborn children, and it’s okay when black people kill black people, but Black Lives Matter.
  • Allowing state laws to go against federal laws – think marijuana and Schedule C drugs.
  • Sanctuary Cities – areas that allow persons here illegally to be without any legal consequence, versus cities standing for the 2nd Amendment.
  • End racism but teach Critical Race Theory.
  • Defund law enforcement but complain when crime rates soar.
  • Raising Taxes and then clamoring about increased prices of everything else.

That list made me think about how we need to turn America back around.  I thought about how we can ensure that our leaders are honest and sincere.  I figured if I researched what some of our Presidents have said about hypocrisy, I’d research what some of them said about honesty.

George Washington said, “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”

Andrew Jackson said, “Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.”

So, how do we get back to honesty?  How do we ensure that hypocrisy is rooted out and destroyed?
  • First and foremost, we have to call it out.  Every time.  We have to rally and fight and get the information out.  A note of caution that a bit of honey goes much further than vinegar.
  • Contact, and continue to contact, your elected officials.  If they’re being hypocrites, call them out.  Ask for an explanation, a reason.  Provide them with your stance, your opinion.  They are our public servants. 
  • Join other like-minded individuals.  There are many great groups out there that are standing for America; that are demanding citizens be heard.  Find them, join them.
  • Act!  The ONLY way things will change for the better in America is if we fight to make it better.  The silent majority can no longer be silent.  I know it’s scary to get involved; I know it’s unknown at first; I know it’s a struggle to get involved and then stay the course.  But GET INVOLVED AND STAY THE COURSE!
Make America Honest again.
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