The erosion of truth in the Trump era

 Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

From a blog, Foreign Policy & Domestic Policy by Bob Davis: Jeff Flake lambastes Trump in his speech, "Our Freedom is Predicated on Truth."

Mr. President, near the beginning of the document that made us free, our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” So, from our very beginnings, our freedom has been predicated on truth. The founders were visionary in this regard, understanding well that good faith and shared facts between the governed and the government would be the very basis of this ongoing idea of America. 

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