I am looking forward to seeing Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln, and in particular seeing Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of the man who regularly tops polls as the greatest American president.
In this context I was struck by the contrast between this article in The Sunday Telegraph which I commend to you:
and a quote from Abraham Lincoln:
‘I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. ‘ Abe was a wise man and a believer in democracy-the two are not mutually exclusive.
Our politicians are indeed lying to us. We need to be told the truth about the situation we are in.