Politics has become a “dirty business” in America because it increasingly succumbs to the love of money, the garnering of immense power, and the ability to control people instead of serving them. Rather than protecting our freedoms as our Founders intended, too many Americans seek human glory and personal ambition instead of serving we the people, to the glory of God.
From the beginning of his campaign, Ted Cruz, on moral, ethical, and biblical grounds, has refused to attack or defame his opponents, yet he has been called a liar, and worse, on a daily basis over the airwaves of America when he points out the records of candidates who immediately deflect the conversation with defamatory and untrue assertions.
Character assassination is what the Scribes and Pharisees engaged in before Pilate, to protect their own interests, and rid themselves of one who spoke the truth – a common tactic in America’s political campaigns, including this one – to divert attention away from the accuser’s statements and true positions.
Destroying Credibility And Reputation With Lies
Seeking to destroy another person’s credibility and reputation in front of a few people for political gain is bad enough, but to do so on television before millions, repeatedly and ad nauseam to avoid the truth about your own credibility, is more than a cheap dirty trick. It is unconscionable, and without integrity, but unfortunately not beneath Donald Trump or Marco Rubio.
“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate – look to his character. . . When a citizen gives his suffrage [his vote] to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust [civic responsibility]; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.”
Noah Webster, Lexicographer, Educator,
Statesman, the “Schoolmaster of the Nation”