Long before he became our second President, before the Constitution, even before the Revolutionary War, John Adams was a trial lawyer. Called on to defend the British soldiers accused of the Boston Massacre, he knew that truth is the only foundation for right judgment. And so he told the jury:
The jury found two of the soldiers guilty of manslaughter while acquitting the remaining six despite the public call for murder convictions across the board.
Facts are indeed stubborn things. Stubborn and freeing.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32.)