CNS News -- President Barack Obama told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Friday that they – and he – must “constantly strive to remain worthy of the public trust.”
“You will lead this country, and if we want to restore the trust that the American people deserve to have in their institutions, all of us have to do our part, and those of us in leadership – myself included – have to constantly strive to remain worthy of the public trust,” said Obama.[...]
“More likely it’ll be when you’re in the spotlight leading others – the men and women who are looking up to you to set an example. Never ask them to do what you don’t ask of yourself. Live with integrity and speak with honesty and take responsibility and demand accountability,” he said.
“We need your moral courage – the strength to do what’s right, especially when it’s unpopular, because at the end of the day and at the end of your career, you want to look in the mirror and say with confidence and with pride, ‘I fulfilled my oath. I did my duty. I stayed true to my values,’” Obama added.
Obama’s speech comes amid numerous scandals, including the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups and the Justice Department’s seizing the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press and Fox News Channel.
Blog author's comments - President Obama...has been striving in the wrong direction. He has never been worthy of the public trust. Those of us who are not members of his party and who pay attention to the daily political events know that he is a complete failure. Any chance of progress to put the country on a path to positive recovery can only begin when he is gone from office.
He cannot stop lying to the American people. Those who trust him are his hard core left-wing base and the low information Americans. This has got to be the most corrupt, scandal ridden administration ever. Obama continues to show his utter contempt for the rule of law and the American citizens. I cannot imagine that many of the graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy enjoyed listening to his speech.