Well, I can’t restrain myself from pointing this out. Quite a lot is being made of former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s commencement address today at the Virginia Military Institute, a theme engagingly and happily aligned with the last paragraph in my final newspaper column 10 months ago.
Today Tillerson said: “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom.”
Last July I wrote: “If our society is to endure and prosper, we must cease selective truth-seeking and find ways to agree on the facts, a first step toward cooperatively addressing issues and solving problems. The real key is to advance our ability and willingness to thoughtfully consider complex matters from one another’s position in life.”
You can read all of my July 29, 2017 column at The Pantagraph