SINCERITY = Truth or Consequences: Leaders are obliged to speak the TRUTH. To do otherwise is fraudulently hollow – and the impersonator will be found a betrayer, and… eventually…a failure. A lying leader is always found out….and outed.
It makes no difference as to the level of influence one has; be it political (*), public, private, fraternal, family or spiritual – local or national. Remember good and evil buy their clothing from the same apparel shop.
All level of followers deserve the truth. All participants…deserve the truth. All VOTERS should DEMAND the TRUTH. 1 John 1:6 “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.” James 2:10 says… “Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. John 14:6 – “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
And finally…if you’re still not convinced that “truth is better than fiction”…then read… Timothy 3:12-13 – Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
(*) Seemingly…. some political exceptions occur.