A Southern Pastor: Truth Checker For A Night Without Truth

I did not watch the GOP debate last night. To be honest, I simply cannot bring myself to do it anymore. I am ashamed of how American politics are represented by those candidates, and I am scared of the negative implications of the half-truths and outright lies which they spew. More importantly, I fear for those who hear them and believe without question. So after catching up this morning on the highlights of the debate and once again being disgusted and alarmed, I found a reliable source of information in a PBS NEWSHOUR article from The Rundown, Please share this link and spread truth and rationality. Education is the only way to combat the current ridiculous state of political affairs.

Fact checking the 5th Republican debate | PBS NewsHour

Here’s a look at some of the claims Tuesday night and how they compare with the facts:

TED CRUZ: “You would carpet bomb where ISIS is, not a city.”

THE FACTS: The Texas senator’s conviction that the Islamic State group can be routed with an air campaign of overwhelming force is hard to square with the reality on the ground. ISIS fighters are holed up in a variety of cities, amid civilians, raising questions about how he could direct a carpet bombing that only singles out the enemy.

Melanie Tubbs is a professor, pastor, mother, Mimi, and true Arkansas woman. She lives with nine cats and one dog on a quiet hill in a rural county where she pastors a church and teaches history at the local university. Her slightly addictive personality comes out in shameful Netflix binges and a massive collection of books. Vegetarian cooking, reading mountains of books for her seminary classes, and crocheting for the churches prayer shawl ministry take up most of her free time, and sharing the love of Christ forms the direction of her life. May the Peace of Christ be with You.