There is one simple, yet powerful, comparative analysis from this week that I’m sure not many are considering. This week President Barack Hussein Obama was awarded the dubious distinction of being the mouthpiece of the Politifact “Lie of the Year.” This follows a year where President Obama was awarded by the Washington Post with four Pinocchios.
It begs the question, does integrity exist in the highest office in the land?
Interestingly enough, Saturday will be the 123rd anniversary of “America’s Game,” Army vs Navy. Those who will march into Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia live under a code of honor that concisely states, “I will not lie or cheat, nor tolerate anyone who does.”
I have seen the United States Military Academy at West Point honor court. It is a peer-led system. Last week, I saw the same while visiting The Citadel, where they also have the same honor code.
Is it not the greatest of ironies that these young men and women uphold a code of character that the “Commander-in-Chief” does not? How did we come to this point in America? Has our culture so devolved that those who are elected lack the basic standards of honesty that we all teach our children?
I find it unconscionable that one day, those young men and women of the highest, impeccable standard of character, be it from West Point, Annapolis, Colorado Springs, or New London will not have someone as a leader to whom they can admire. If Barack Obama was a Cadet or Midshipman he would be expelled. What shall the American people do?
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on AllenBWest.com.