Alternative Realities

“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom.”
—Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s first Secretary of State

Giving the commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute (May 16, 2018), Tillerson warned that democracy in America is threatened by a “growing crisis in ethics and integrity.”

“If we do not as Americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both the public and private sector — and regrettably at times even the nonprofit sector — then American democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years.”

Mr. Tillerson is correct.

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