plural noun: politicians
- a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office.
I am so tired of the insanity of the politicians that are supposed to be running this country. The very sight of a campaign poster makes me grind my teeth.
What on earth has happened to the honest desire to serve the community around you? To do your civic duty and serve for the sake of service and not personal gain or fame or heaven forbid adulation!
What brought this on you ask? A phone call from a pollster. These surveys could be one of the root causes we are in so much trouble. I suspect strongly it is one reason politicians all seem the same. They are all responding to a poll of the public and those poll's all ask the same questions. None of the questions asked really got to the point. They were what Ralph and I consider "Fluff".
Think back when you were a child...your parents did what was good for you not what you wanted, Sometimes the decisions they made were hard to take but they were made with concern for the person we were going to become. Someone has to make the hard choices. You cannot give everyone everything they want all the time. The strange thing is why the general population seems to now think the government will take care of them. Do our households survive running a deficit of huge size every year? NO we go bankrupt, there are serious consequence for spending more than you have. So now we let the government be unaccountable for the insane spending but we still want all the perks of government. We need to practice restraint ourselves. I find an amazing percent of bloggers who have small farms, homesteads or gardens understand this concept of self reliance and sufficiency. We take personal responsibility for our actions and survival.
Parents don't let their children act like spoiled brats yet we watch behavior from politicians that would have got us a clout up side of the ear or a grounding for a month, loss of privileges and just general discipline. As a child my parents taught me lies are not to be condoned. Do what you say your going to do, keep your word. Help those who need it, be polite to your elders. Respect is earned.
I find the politicians seem to lie through their teeth, seem to conveniently forget campaign promises. Respect no one, and just be rude!
What are we looking for in a leader?
Webster's Dictionary defines leadership as "the power or ability to lead other people, - See more at: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/3647-leadership-definition.html#sthash.MpoNS17s.dpuf
I beleive we all think of a Leader with a different view, here are some men who I think have what it takes to be a true leader. They do whats best not what is the easiest or will gather the most votes. Some still write their own speeches....putting part of who they are down on paper. No diluted writing for them by someone else. Some are in the past and memory of the countries they led. Some are liked some are less popular but they do and did what had to be done, they understand the HARD choices.
These are men who made decisions that did not make them popular in the countries they led, the decisions they made had and have huge effect on how and what kind of country they lead. Can you see Trump or Hillary in this group? Can you?
Anyway I hope I didn't get your blood pressure up too much with my selections, this country needs a terribly strong and savvy leader to get it though the next years. To deal with the loss of respect worldwide, to get a handle on the spending nightmare of big government, to stop the social disintegration of family and community, to rebuild the economy and actually admit the economy is in severe trouble.
We need to be ready to handle the future, be secure safe and prepared. God Bless you all.