The Truth is Not in Them

Suppose you manage a store, and you need to hire a cashier. You post a wanted ad, and receive numerous replies. You narrow your list to a few candidates you think are the most qualified, and personally interview each one. One of your leading candidates happens to have prior experience working somewhere you had also worked. During his interview he makes some false statements about his experience there. Do you hire him?
Heck no.

Would you trust him with your money and your customers? I wouldn’t.

“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is also in much” (Luke 16:10).

In other words, someone who is not trustworthy in small matters, is not someone you can trust with larger things.

We now know that John Kerry was, after all, on his yacht on July 3, the day that Egyptian President Morsi was ousted. Faced with photographic and video evidence from CBS news, the State Department had to admit it lied when it initially — and repeatedly — denied those reports [ref].

Here is the original denial from the State Department:

Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 a.m., Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt. He participated in the White House meeting with the president by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo. Any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate. [ref]

Here is their retraction two days later:

While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council. [ref]

How can we believe anything the State Department says? Was Kerry really only briefly on his boat? Did he really work around the clock all day on the Egypt situation?

Why did they feel like they had to lie in the first place, and what idiocy made them think they could get away with it?

I think our government is so accustomed to lying to the American public that they just by default do what comes naturally.

The sad part of this is that the truth wouldn’t have bothered most people. For all we could have known, John Kerry might have been conducting business from his yacht. Certainly not the best place to be during an international crisis, but using modern technology he could have been actively engaged in handling the crisis.

Even sadder is that a lot of people probably aren’t bothered by the State Department’s blatant lies.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve been lied to by our government, and it certainly won’t be the last, especially since it appears the Obama administration would much rather lie than not.

Look at Benghazi. A horrific attack on American diplomats that from the initial moments was known to be an orchestrated terrorist attack. Yet for weeks the Obama administration attempted to sell the fabrication that a spontaneous demonstration against an anti-Islam film was to blame.

There are countless other examples. Fast and Furious. IRS targeting. The “Affordable Health Care Act” (the name itself is a huge lie). The politicization of the sequestration cuts. Frankly, I can no longer believe 95 percent of what Obama and his allies say.

These are people that “loveth and maketh a lie”, and who on Judgement Day are in danger of being cast out with the “sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters” (Revelations 22:15).

They are “of [their] father the devil, and the lusts of [their] father [they] will do. He was murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44).

These are people who cannot be trusted.

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