Letter: Good leaders don’t reject advice because they don’t like truth


Every time I see headlines like today’s, “Arizona governor fires experts who say he’s making a mistake by reopening state,” and “Trump administration rejects CDC guidance on reopening U.S. amid coronavirus,” I think of Micaiah ben Imlah from the Bible.

In 1 Kings 22 the King of Israel receives unanimous wrong guidance from 400 advisors who suck up to him, then remembers there is one advisor he hates, because he tells the truth, and not just what the king wants to hear.

All “rulers” need a Micaiah ben Imlah. Many have them, but reject their advice because they don’t like the truth. It’s an old sad story.

Tom Walker


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