We profess to being “honest, true, chaste, benevolent, and in doing good to all men,” but politics has a tendency to change all that. “I never had sex with that woman.” “If you have your doctor, you may keep your doctor.” “I never emailed anything that was classified.”
Government tends to corrupt, particularly national officials. When caught, many government officials take the Fifth. To get them to testify, they have to be granted immunity.
In our current administration, most departments (IRS, VA, etc.) have been found guilty of fraud, dishonesty and corruption; yet no one has been prosecuted; and their replacements, in many cases, have been found to be more dishonest than the administrators they replaced. Many government leaders will/would not testify unless granted immunity.
It is self-evident that when the “wicked rule the people mourn.” “Wherefore, honest and wise men should be sought; otherwise, whatsoever is less than this cometh evil.”
The hallmark of all truly great men and women is honesty and integrity. Lincoln is remembered for lots of things, but his crowning virtue was “Honest Abe.”
Shakespeare said, “To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of thousands.”
Morris Bastian, Boise