Trust Me, I Lie and Deceive

Trust Me, I Lie and Deceive
    In all human relationships and interactions of every size and composition, trust is vital and irreplaceable. Likewise and therefore, the success of every political organization, each with its unique defining economic interests from the traditional nuclear family to governments and corporate entities, depends on trust and justice for all to achieve its maximum potential. Regardless of what constituents accept, wish for, or want to believe as the immutable truths that control the degree of the ultimate and enduring success of humanity’s political alliances, truth and justice alone, established beyond human ability or capacity, regulate and bind us. Held to an order that Jefferson, even in his somewhat deistic ideology, acknowledges as described in the “doctrines of Jesus”, the Framers gave us “the supreme law of the land” that in reality transcends time and human failure. Promises kept, truth in word and action, and integrity following an unchanging moral compass concurrent with and coexisting with all of the similarly unchanging unalterable “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” bring and establish trust. Truth alone exposes the order which when obedient to it brings true freedom.
    In the vice presidential debate, among the voluminous lies and deceptions that he and Obama would have Americans believe, Vice President Biden denied point-blank that the HHS mandate flagrantly denies religious employers their fundamental First Amendment rights.
    “[L]et me make it absolutely clear,” addressing the obviously biased debate moderator. “[L]et me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution — Catholic or otherwise … has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact.”
     Friday, Catholic bishops issued a statement referring to Biden’s blatant lie: “That is not a fact. ” They went on: “[Religious employers] will have to serve as a vehicle [for birth control coverage], because they will still be forced to provide their employees health coverage, and that coverage will still have to include sterilization, contraception, and abortifacients.”
     It is now so apparent in contrasting the real agendas evidenced in the platforms of the political candidates, Republican versus Democrat, that truth and the facts of true science and history uncorrupted by human desire, bias, errors, and false perceptions are not the common denominator. Understanding that truth alone bound by justice defined by God are requisite for political success and for freedom to endure, other religious leaders have spoken out.

    The legacy we leave behind for our children, grandchildren and this great nation is crucial. As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last. I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Vote for biblical values this November 6, and pray with me that America will remain one nation under God.

Billy Graham
Montreat, NC

    To say that we are not at war against “enemies,foreign and domestic” is to ignore reality.

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