The whole truth
• The greatest president of America, Abraham Lincoln, said: "I am a firm believer of the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the truth."
I contend that this holds true for all decent people of all the free nations of the world. No adversary, be it homegrown or external, can ever override the human condition that strives for truth and excellence. Armed with this outlook I turn my sickened eyes upon the current regime that purports, at great expense, to serve the people of our Island Nation and ask: "O Truth, Truth! Wherefore art thou Truth?"
It is now time for all members of Dail Eireann, no matter which whip they shamefully cower under, to stand up and be counted. It is now time for those who feign to have the best interests of the nation at heart to prove it.