Published Daily Camera August 26, 2018 – View Story
As an attorney for numerous years and a confidante to many I feel due regard for the importance of always siding with the truth. I know how to seek a solution to disputes, squabbles, and the antagonisms of people, groups and events. Yet it is imperative that the truth always be at the core of this thought process.
Michael Cohen’s plea of guilt to criminal charges is laudable. His personal soul-searching acknowledgment that he tell the truth is somewhat like a confession and plea for forgiveness. His legal action declaring the telling of truth as his agency of present and future behavior in a court of law is a sharp recognition of the shamefulness of lying. This declaration supports our freedom, which is the nucleus of our social code, Bill of Rights and essential integrity.
Thank our Constitution for the separation of powers. The judicial branch required to uphold our core and fundamental principles as declared in 1789 by the country we hold dear, the United States of America, has moved forward through our processes for justice.
Retaining our system of justice is our cardinal structure for securing our freedom. Truth is the key to linking all of us and creating a coordinated joinder of humans to enhance this freedom. Untruths disjoint and separate the populace. We must maintain veracity. Focused diligence of authenticity within ourselves as human beings, and within our organizations is imperative. Veritas lux mea!