Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
(It even has an exclamation point!)
From the Boston Globe:
George Washington’s parents no doubt took pride in his childhood honesty, but therein may lie the reason he was among the least intellectual of the Founding Fathers. A Canadian study last week declared that children who lie are actually showing their mental acuity and creativity. “Parents should not be alarmed if their child tells a fib,’’ Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto, told the Telegraph of London. In fact, children who are making things up at age 2 have fast-developing brains, which portend greater intellectual achievements. Thomas Jefferson, whose genius sometimes led him down a twisty path around the truth, may have been an example. So might his mentally agile successor, William Jefferson Clinton. As for Washington — perhaps there’s a new explanation for why he confessed, in the great Parson Weems legend, to chopping down the cherry tree: Maybe young George just couldn’t come up with a good enough cover story.
And since when was Jefferson considered a liar? And really? Bill Clinton? Mentally agile? No. Liars are people that are not smart enough to do the right thing in the first place. Or ever.
Bill Clinton, Obama, all the other liars will be forgotten. Washington, and his deeds and reputation, will be remembered forever.
(Ha, I just reminded myself of "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die" from Sandlot. But it has nothing to do with this.)
And just to carry on, here are some of the following verses:
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.