Truth

Truth has always elevated humanity.
Truth gave Christ the strength
to carry his suffering burden.
It strengthened the moral compass
and allowed compassion, fairness
and kindness to prevail.
Truth was the beacon
that guided ships of state
through the gales of abusive power.
It was the banner that men carried
through the terrors of combat.
It is, and will always be,
the foundation of civility.

Truth can never be compromised,
deflected, ignored or buried.
Truth can only strengthen one’s faith and
codify what one values.
It is the ceaseless engine of hope and change.
Without truth,
darkness prevails!

– Burt Baldwin, Ignacio