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    Rod Haxton, editor

Is there no price to pay for lying?

Who didn’t grow up hearing the story about George Washington admitting to his father that he was the one who chopped down a cherry tree?

Historians say it was a myth, but it was a lesson in honesty meant to guide us through life - or at least through third grade.

Abraham Lincoln often carried the moniker “honest Abe” because of his truthfulness or so we were often reminded.

What happened to the expectation of honesty from those we are supposed to trust?

More than two years of bombastic claims, hateful accusations, head-shaking tweets and mind-numbing rants by the current occupant of the White House have led to more than 11,000 confirmed lies.

 

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