Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Truth Matters

The militant intolerant ideologies, the militias, the alienation and the disaffection, the weird fantasies and disinformation, they're all still out there ready to go.  That's the elephant in the room.  But if January 6th has reminded us of anything, I pray it is reminded us of this, laws are just words on paper.

They mean nothing without public servants dedicated to the rule of law and who are held accountable by a public that believes oath matters -- oaths matter more than party tribalism or the cheap thrill of scoring political points.  We -- the people must demand more of our politicians and ourselves.  Oaths matter.

Character matters.  Truth matters.  If we do not renew our faith and commitment to these principles, this great experiment of ours, our shining beacon on a hill, will not endure. 

-- Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger (1978 -), speaking at a January 6th Committee hearing, 21 July 2022

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