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Whatever Happened to Truth?

by Michael Duncan –

What has happened to the truth? During what was meant to be a Senate interrogation concerning the security failure in Benghazi, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton declares, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” as she references the attack that left four American men dead – killed at the hands of terrorists. Well… I’d like to answer that question.

At this point, Madam Secretary, it makes all the difference. Half-truths, cover-ups and deflections are all symptomatic of one great danger – the willful abandonment of truth. And I believe that the American people deserve to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God.

I’ve said it for years and will reiterate it here: When truth is lost, liberty dies.

So, after Mrs. Clinton’s testimony before the Senate, I began to wonder how far down the path of political spin we’ve traveled. How far away from the truth have we wandered and is there any hope of return? Let’s take a look.

Before he was President, then Senator Obama declared that raising the debt ceiling of our Country was a sign of leadership failure and unpatriotic. Now, however, President Obama wants to have an unlimited ceiling for our national debt, with no limit to how far it can be raised. So my question: which one is the truth? Is raising the debt limit unpatriotic or is it an absolute necessity? It can’t be both.

As the then Senator Obama began his first successful campaign for President, he had a sit-down chat with the Rev. Rick Warren. He defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. He also called it a sacred union. However, things change again as he now holds to the view that same-sex couples should be able to get married.  He described this change as an “evolution” of his thinking that came over several years [actually, only four – from 2008 to 2012]. I guess that marriage is not as “sacred” as he once supposed.

All of this is to say, truth is a dying commodity in the political arena. How many times do you remember your politician declaring with unwavering determination that they will stand up for the valued principles of the American people? Then, once in Washington D.C., those principles are quickly compromised or radically altered in order to gain positional power in the political games.

So, as many Americans screamed at their televisions when Secretary Clinton said her infamous statement, I say as well – truth matters! The families of those four men deserve better than that. They deserve to know what happened, and to know it in the open light, with salient testimony from the person or persons responsible.

The American people deserve to know the truth because our liberty depends on it. If, at this place in our great Country’s history, we begin to accept with no reservation the distortion of fact and the twisting of truth, we will fall. I don’t fear the economic earthquakes that shake our nation or the terrorists that plot our demise as much as I fear the politician who will not speak the truth.

We’re a great nation and we can overcome economic downturns. We’re a brave nation and can stand against the plots of evil men. But when truth is lost, liberty dies.

Michael Duncan is an author, pastor, and bible commentator on the Alive in Christ radio network. His latest novel, Shadow Remnant, is the epic story of one man’s quest to reignite the cry for liberty. Michael has shared God’s message across the U.S. and beyond. He is also on the executive board of the Northwest Baptist Convention and a board member of the Northwest Christian Writer’s Association.


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We do not have enough citizens paying attention to what is going on in government. They hear a little bit of stuff on the news and because they do not investigate and verify what they heard, they believe what they heard. It is hard for some of us to swallow it when we hear some politician lie knowing that a group of citizens know it is a lie. They have no shame because they know that those who do no more than pretend to know what is going on enough to vote will likely cast their vote based on that one or more lies that made it on the news. Believe it or not, some people think if they heard something on the radio or TV that it is true. We need to shame more people into taking some time to watch dog our government so that we will get… Read more »


As a concerned American taxpayer I have been participating in the political process for many years now. I have written numerous letters to government officials, attended rallies, obtained signatures to put amendments on the ballot, such as term limits, but only to see things continuing to deteriorate. I believe “We the People” are now at a crossroads. It is frustrating when you put all your time and effort into something and see no positive results. When I was laid off from my job, I couldn’t believe what was made available to me (as a legal citizen of this country) but to “illegal” aliens as well. When someone told me that I could get a free cellphone with free minutes I asked why would the government provide something like that–that isn’t a necessity! I refused to accept that and explained to this person that it wasn’t “free” the taxpayers are paying… Read more »

Gil Jones

Crimes fall into one of two categories: ‘commission’ or ‘omission,’ i.e. one is seen, the other is not seen. Ms Clinton’s crime is one of omission: FAILURE TO ACT resulting in the injury, reduction or degradation of another person, their possessions, or their survival. Whether through incompetence/malice the result is the same. I feel it is the later, she’s a Marxist, she’s not on our side. Criminals minimize their responsibility with statements like, “What’s the big deal?” or “I really didn’t mean to hurt anybody,” or “It was a joint effort and a failure of communication between the depts.” Continued investigation will reveal two other invariables, i.e. they’ll claim the existence of a “motivator,” or reason for doing the crime, then that motivator will likely to be used as “justification” for committing further crimes. Ms Clinton is a very dangerous person, not only to herself, but those around her as… Read more »

Jacquie Doty

We must remember that both the Clintons are very practiced grifters. They were let off scot free in the Whitewater scandal, but they were none-the-less culpable of gross malfeasance. Ergo we must take note that Hilary, formerly of the Rose Law Firm, has a long history of successful obfuscation.


This was a tragedy, but the idea of outrage when our young men and women are dying because we are so busy policing the world … why aren’t you figuring out how we control massacres in our own backyard? The questions these idiots were asking were nothing more than grandstanding and posturing without substance.

Paul Robbens

Obama is appointing his lackies so he does not have to deal with any kickback while he is out politicking on the stump. The Benghazi hearings, if not so obvious in its political motivation to stave off an admission of the resurgence of El lQuida prior to the election, would be laughable. Why are “OUR” elected Republicans and Conservatives so hesitant to call these criminal hooligans out for what they are? If it is because they fear not being re-elected then we should put the fear of “GOD” in them and let them know that if they don’t then they will be replaced anyway. Congress is blamed for everything and is accused by the current resident of the White House {I refuse to call him President because doing so would defile to many great leaders who have come before him. For the life of me I cannot understand why right… Read more »

JB in CA

Everyone who agrees with the author on this issue should contact his/her congressman and demand that impeachment articles be drawn for Obama. I live in California, so my 2 senators are among the worst in history, but my congressman happens to be a good conservative and I believe he’d be willing to support such action. Even though the current senate would never convict (my so-called senators would fight it tooth & nail), some dirty laundry might get aired in the process. And that would be a good thing.


Truth is dead in Washington. The much awaited Congressional hearings were a letdown. The Republicans had months to prepare a unified set of questions, that should have boxed Clinton into a corner and forced her to either tell the truth or showed the American people the larger cover-up in place by this administration regarding Libya. Instead we got the usual grandstanding by Senators and Congressmen, who were more interested in their five minutes of camera time, than in digging for the truth. They came unprepared and disorganized and Clinton ran rings around them. The same story, by the way, is how the fiscal cliff talks played out as well. Instead of adopting a unified strategy to build consensus with the American people ahead of the talks, debunking the President’s lies, what we were treated to by each Republican member of Congress was them saying what he or she would like,… Read more »

Nancy Lee Liebscher

I must admit that I was yelling at the TV when Hilary was being “interviewed” and I have remaining questions as to veracity. Why will no one get down to serious talk with her? Why does everyone fear falling out of favor with the current administration? Our current government is pushing us to total governmental control and practices deceit as if it were truth…..why do we settle for it? I applaud those members who do stand up and ask those hard questions but they are not really answered, are they? Do we know anymore now than we did? Duplicity and out right lies! Sadly, we told God to get out of America and it appears that He did! Morality is now a bad word in this culture. Enjoyed the responses from readers.

Tony Mastre

SHAME, SHAME , SHAME screaming out “What difference does it make.” What a message for Hillary to throw out to the Investigators, and to the survivors of the Bengahzi deaths. Now she is leaving her post without any type of censure. “THE BUCK STOPS HERE.” The Buck don’t stop with her. She sure wants to sound like the big wheel. She was appointed by the President, and that is where the Buck stops, as President Harry Truman once said. Hillary was lax in her appointed position and should pay the price, rather than get any type of retirement after only four years. Yes, as one the comments suggest, IMPEACH, IMPEACH.


Let’s face it, the President and his Administration know the American people have short memories. The Administration wants what happened in Benghazi to just go away. Four brave Americans lost their lives at the Consulate on September 11, 2012. These American Patriot’s fought for 7+ hours to repel attacks on the Consulate and no one came to help. Months have passed and no one from the Administration will answer questions. I think we owe it to these Americans who were killed to keep asking questions until we get the truth.

Angela M. Rosati

The truth is the truth and we want it!! obama and hillary don’t fear us. People call them idiots, but they’re destroying our country because they’re communists and leftists/ they’re committed to their own agendas. IMPEACH IMPEACH IMPEACH IMPEACH

Paula K

When there is no accountability from the press there is no push for truth. Fox is the only mouthpiece for conservatives, but the rest of the country watches the alphabet channels that follow lockstep with this corrupt administration.

Larry Dalzell

Bill was asked how Hillary’s head was, and he stated Monica’s was better! This whole bunch leading our country, are a JOKE!

John E Nevola

And in order to assure something like this will never happen again, or at least attempt to insure it will never happen again, it matters to know what the root cause of this catastrophe was. But she got away with a “willing suspension of disbelief”.

Patricia Potts

If Hillary Clinton was questioning one of her underlings and they gave a flimsy excuse like “what difference does it make?”, does anyone think she would put up with that? There better not be any lamps around while that employee was escorted out of the building.

Ron Martin

Obama is the ultimate, amoral liar and so is Hillary Clinton. I am not sure why we are being punished with this type leadership, but whatever the reason, I for one repent and pray to God to lift this type of leadership off our backs before we are all left destitute by their inept leadership. The reason he was elected was based on the lies he told to get people to vote for him.

Sue Hakanson

You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
You will not know the truth and you will be held in bondage.


The answer to most of the questions here, is in the frightening 2005 documentary “Why We Fight”. After the crops are harvested, a farmer perpares his soil for next year. Sadly, the four Paitriots who were murdered in Benghazi are harvested crop of the new “Military Industrial Complex” war machine.

Richard Gordon

Was the Secretary of State under oath? If she was someone may have committed perjury. One of the Republican Senators cited her testimony as being different from the classified account.