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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Beyond Blumenthal and the Party of Liars

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2010, 09:17 AM

Writing at American Thinker, Bruce Walker asserts that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal did not merely "mispeak" about his service "in Vietnam."

"Richard Blumenthal did more than lie about his military service," Walker writes. "He lied about lying. This is a special moral pathology of the left."

It does seem true that the left, which embraces an ethical relativism that says the ends justifies the means, has also therefore embraced lying as an acceptable political tactic. 

However, as I suggest in "Lies, Veterans, Memories, and Blumenthals," by no means does the left have a corner on lying.

In matters of religion, spirituality, politics, science, academia, ministry, entertainment, etc., etc., where there is power, fame, image, legacy, reputation, resumes, and money at stake, it will serve you well to follow the Creator's admonition to free-thinking people everywhere: "Test everything."

This humane and Biblical realism about imperfect human beings grasping after leadership is one of the blessings of liberty and stands at the foundation of liberty. The truth, and demanding the truth, is what will set you free.

Francis Schaeffer, the Religious Right, Cultural Decline, and Aping the World