In the ongoing political conversation about whether or not the President of the United States will sit down with Robert Mueller for an interview related to the question of Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election, one of the President’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani said “truth is in the eye of the beholder.” I suspect he meant that in today’s relativistic marketplace of ideas, truth is treated as if it is relative, but what he said was truth is relative.
For the record, it is not.
This was not the first time Mr. Giuliani has made a statement about the times in which we live, which regard truth as relative, and the truth: truth is not relative. In May he also asserted that truth is relative.
Giuliani said he was concerned that the president would become a target or that the interview would be a perjury trap, because the “truth is relative.” The president’s legal team continues to try to set limitations on an interview, including the duration and questions posed, he said.
“They may have a different version of the truth than we do,” Giuliani said.
Many of Trump’s advisers have expressed concern that he would be accused of committing perjury in an interview.
So to say that one person or group of people may have a different version of the truth suggests that truth itself is a matter of debate and that people are entitled to their own set of facts – even in the case of a legal matter. This is a stunning statement from a lawyer and public official who has relied on the testimony of witnesses sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. If truth is in the eye of the beholder, then whatever a person asserts to be true is true. Up is down. Down is up. Good is evil. Evil is good. And we find ourselves not in Kansas but in Oz or maybe more accurately, down the rabbit hole into Alice’s Wonderland.
To be clear, truth is that which aligns with reality. Truth squares with, well, what is actually true.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Carmen Fowler LaBerge