Tom Hanks is the closest factor Hollywood has to Jimmy Stewart.

The 66-year Oscar winner brings a Stewart-esque vibe to some, not all, of his work. He’s the Everyman going through insurmountable odds, aided by his wit, intelligence and the occasional volleyball.

Off-screen, Hanks has led an exemplary life by film star requirements. No scandals, no outrageous acts that gas tabloid headlines for weeks on finish.

And, in between, he seeks to be the gold-plated soul of our nation. He lived as much as that job on the daybreak of the pandemic when he went public along with his COVID-19 prognosis. Many voices, together with some within the media and authorities, stoked concern and panic on the time.

Not Hanks.

The “Saving Private Ryan” star calmly shared his restoration course of.

Hanks even embraced President Donald Trump on the daybreak of his presidency, wishing him success as an American president.

To say that measured strategy was unusual in his business is the understatement of our age.

Extra not too long ago, Hanks lent his gravitas, his star standing, to the Biden Administration. Hanks narrated the one-year anniversary of Joe Biden’s first time period in workplace.

We’ll return to his Biden ties in a second.

Earlier this week, Hanks gave the graduation deal with at a minimum of Harvard College.

The actor’s feedback, starting from sober to whimsical, left graduates with this vital message.

“For the truth to some is no longer empirical. It’s no longer based on data, nor common sense, nor even common decency … telling the truth is no longer the benchmark for public service. It’s no longer the salve to our fears, or the guide to our actions. Truth is now considered malleable, by opinion and by zero-sum endgames.”

“The responsibility is yours. Ours. The effort is optional. But the truth, the truth is sacred. Unalterable. Chiseled into the stone and the foundation of our republic.”

Has Hanks met, or learn just a few information snippets, about President Biden?

The 80-year-old chief often is the greatest liar of our age. His lies are giant and small, private and pathetic, designed to ratchet up dissent and warp.

Look no additional than him saying not as soon as, however a number of occasions, that his son died in Iraq. That remark speaks to both his gross incompetence or failing psychological state.

Then once more, at the same time as a a lot youthful man Biden stole others’ phrases to make him sound higher.

There’s extra, after all, a lot extra.

Biden’s associates are much more embarrassing in how they torture the reality.

Politicians lie, after all. They accomplish that for partisan causes, to defend their report or to realize electoral benefit. A few of President Donald Trump’s whoppers had been larger, and extra outrageous, than his predecessors.

Few are as devoted to the not-so-fine artwork of mendacity, although, as Biden.

Hanks didn’t must lend his good identify to the Biden marketing campaign final 12 months. And he’s proper to advertise fact at a time when too many leaders lie, distort and smear.

If Harvard graduates are to take him at his phrase, he ought to apologize for aiding and abetting the Liar in Chief.