Think about a marriage. Can there be a true and lasting love relationship if there is not truth? If either partner is living a lie, how can the marriage blossom and grow?
Take the roots of a tree. If they begin to rot away, what happens to the tree? Little by little, the bark, the branches, the whole thing finally dies. If a branch is rotting, it can be pruned away and the roots will not be affected too much. When the roots whither, the entire tree dies.
The tree of America, of our culture, of our very being as a nation, is our government. Lincoln's words " Of the people, by the people and for the people " tell it all. The government should reflect the very values we hold dear. What primary value cannot be debated or diluted or distilled at all? Truth. Without it, all else will rot away.
Alas, after 24 months, only 20-30 show up each Tuesday, in a town with a population boom of now over 60,000. Factor in the adjoining towns, and the population swells to over 200,000. Yet, 20-30 show up, on a good day! Truth, the final frontier. When will my neighbors learn? When will they realize that I am not simply out there to represent them, rather to influence them. Alas, all we have is our truth, and the freedom to express it..... until that too may be taken from us!