“And the Truth, Mr. President, Shall Set You Free!”

by Richard H. Frank

President Obama and the Democrat-controlled 111th Congress should take a short refresher course from the Bible with regard to telling the truth.  The Book of John, Chapter 8, Verse 32 says “Then you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

If I were a game show producer for television it would not be difficult to construct a program around the blatant false statements made by our President and his proponents in Congress and the Administration.  The show might be called “To Dare To Tell The Truth.”  The statements coming out of the White House provide an endless stream of material for this mythical game show; consider the President’s following statements:

  • The recent jump in the claims for unemployment compensation are driven by the planned separation of 125,000 temporary census workers.  (To be eligible for benefits a worker must have been employed for a 12-month consecutive period.  That time frame does not seem to have been met by census workers.)
  • The borders are more secure now than at any time in recent history
  • Your health insurance premiums will drop by $2500 on average
  • If you like your current doctor or insurance, you can keep it.  (Tell that to the thousands of seniors whose doctors are refusing to accept Medicare under the new health care law.)
  • We have saved or created 2.5 million jobs due to the stimulus (all in the Government sector).
  • Pass this stimulus bill now and unemployment will not exceed 8%
  • No tax increases on the middle class; not one single dime on anyone earning less than $200,000.  (What happens in January 2011 when the Bush tax cuts expire?)
  • Passing the health care legislation will not increase the deficit one single dime (look at the recent CBO numbers)
  • America is not a Christian nation.  (That might just be why Obama has not read John 8:32)
  • Our Constitution is fundamentally flawed.  (Now we understand why he will not meet his obligation to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution regardless of his oath to do so!)
  • We use 25% of the planet’s energy resources and only possess 3% of its reserves and therefore can never achieve energy independence.
  • Republicans stand in the way of achieving financial energy and immigration reform.  (Has the President looked at the balance of seats in Congress lately?)
  • Under my Administration the public will have adequate time to review and read legislation on the internet before it is signed into law.
  • The peer review by oil experts in the Gulf  BP leak recommended the six-month moratorium on oil production in the Gulf.  (Those experts said publicly that they never recommended such a moratorium).
  • National security is my #1 priority.
  • Job creation is my #1 priority
  • Stopping the oil leak in the Gulf is the #1 priority
  • Implementation of the health care legislation is the #1 priority (see a disingenuous pattern?)

Our President and his Administration will not accept responsibility for those false assertions but always shift the blame to someone else or some newly created crisis.  Could it be that they believe these statements are just “white lies?”  According to Wikipedia, a “white lie” would cause only relatively minor discord if it were uncovered and typically offers benefits to the hearer.

If Obama and his Administration believe the benefit resulting from their “white lies” is a warm and fuzzy feeling, they are sadly mistaken.  Their inability to tell the truth and stop the spin on the facts has only served to make the public mistrust our Federal Government.

This November is the time to begin the process of setting these blatant liars free.  We have had enough of the incompetence and lack of leadership coming from the Obama Administration and Congress.  Vote for change we truly can believe in!