It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we, the American people, announce to the world the loss of our dear friend, Integrity. After suffering through a prolonged illness, Integrity succumbed to the cancers of corporate greed and political expediency on January 20, 2017.

Integrity was predeceased by her companion of many years, Honesty.

Both Integrity and Honesty traveled the psyche of America for centuries and basked in the knowledge that they represented the ideals upon which this great nation was founded. They are survived by their children Hope and Change.

Integrity was well known in political circles many years ago. However, she fell out of favor when her rival, Money, became the true leader of our government.

Integrity and Honesty will be remembered by the generations of Americans who relish the period in our history when political utterances were not peppered with deceit and lies. We long for the time when a person's word and a warm handshake could be trusted.

We remember when political rivals could sanely discuss issues, and come to reasoned conclusions for mutual benefit of the American people.