During his trial before Roman authorities, Jesus was asked by Pilate, "You are a king then?" Jesus replied, "You say that I'm a king, I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify TO THE TRUTH. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice." Pilate responded, "What is truth?
Pilate stood close to the truth, was bothered by it, but never embraced it. Jesus was THE TRUTH. His Word is the standard for determining truth. Pilate turned from the truth and in doing so models modern politicians who like Pilot stand before God completely oblivious of it.
Truth for Washington, D.C. politicians is whatever they say it is. With no true moral compass their "situational ethics" needle trembles indecisively. Truth for political leaders with no moral standard can rationalize any atrocity they choose to perpetrate. They pitch lies no matter how flagrant or transparently ridiculous and flaunt it as the truth.
I have debated liberal national religious leaders on the stage of private colleges and state universities. They universally use the same old tired ploy of wrapping their warped agenda in the cloak of social justice, poverty, and peace. That cloak is becoming thread-bare. People are beginning to see through their thinly veiled hypocrisy.