Winston Churchill is credited with saying that

“men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing ever happened.”

This got me to thinking about the whole idea of truth.

What is the essence of truth? What is “the truth”? Where does the truth come from and how do you know it when it is told to you? For example, many scientists that receive government funding say that global warming is true. Yet, many independent scientists say this isn’t so.

My point here is that whatever (or whoever) you may blithely accept as the source of truth is going to determine your opinion and guide your actions. You may think that the government is the source of truth. Or, you may think that if you saw it on TV, it must be the truth. But if your source is false, then your judgments and your actions are doomed to result in error, failure and chaos.

In the 14th Chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus Christ says “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light.” And, in Hebrews 13 and Verse 8, it is written that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”

Putting these two truths together our founders were able to construct a government where law and truth were viewed as unchangeable – resulting in justice.


Justice is lost today because our legislatures, governors, judges and president have rejected God’s Word as the Source of Truth.

Now, you just stumbled over the Truth. Please pick yourself up and carry on like something just happened.

Michael Anthony Peroutka
Michael Anthony Peroutka
A Christian and an attorney, Michael Anthony Peroutka is co-founder of Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), headquartered in Pasadena, Maryland. He is a graduate of Loyola College (now University) in Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Constitution Party’s candidate for President in 2004, Michael had a platform which sought to honor God, protect the family, and restore the Republic. The platform came to be known as “The American View of Law and Government,” and inspired the name of his website, TheAmericanView.com. Michael travels around the country, graduating classes from IOTC’s course on the United States Constitution, in addition to teaching classes in IOTC’s Pasadena, Maryland classroom.