Wouldn't it be amazing if we finally had a candidate that said, “I will not speak ill of another running for the same office. Perhaps, I have different ideas about how to lead a nation, different religious values, and different political affiliations. But I truly believe that as an American, I can show my true ability to be the leader of this free nation by refusing to tear down a person running against me. Instead I will do my best to help our nation and its people by how I conduct myself and answer truthfully how I intend to solve the problems facing this great nation.”
Does this sound too impossible? Not realistic in this world; an impossible fantasy? Believe it or not it did happen once. A long time ago and we should all be thankful that we had true leadership when this country first began.
Democracy, what does that truly mean today? Do we just talk about Democracy? Or do we really live it and understand it? Our founding fathers did. It was not an easy task to come together and work on the constitution of the United States. But they did.
No, they did not always agree. But level heads did help everyone come together and get down to the hard work necessary to put aside all differences and do what was best for a nation before thinking about their own wants or needs.
Could our leaders in Congress today be able to come together right now and be able to do the same if they had the responsibility to write a new constitution? I doubt it, not because they do not have the ability, not because they do not have faith in their country, or the ability to lead.
They would not be able to do what our founding fathers were able to do because they are too busy looking out for their political party, looking out for their careers, looking out for their own religious values, and looking out for their egos and what they get out of being in office before looking out for this nation and what it stands for.
Our forefathers put this nation ahead of their own personal agendas, ambitions, religions, and egos. They worked together for the common good of this nation and accomplish more than what was expected of them without the need to tear down one another like so many in our own Congress have to do today.
Now we are facing a difficult time in this country and the people are looking once again for true leadership to solve our problems and keep this nation together. But our leadership in Congress and those running for office are still playing the same old games with themselves and this nation, running away from leadership and choosing their own personal ambitions and special interest over putting the welfare of this nation first.
Pointing fingers, acting childish, strutting around being as arrogant as possible; thinking that this is what this nation needs and what its people want. Tearing this country apart, separating the people against each other, and hoping that they can use fear, arrogance, and hatred to get themselves elected to office. Believing that once they are in office; their type of hollow leadership they exhibited during their campaigns and what they were elected on will somehow make them able to solve the problems we face today.
And again, we will have what we have today. Another Congress so divided that it can no longer lead a nation and its people, much less solve its problems. A Congress that has lost touch with what it means to be true leaders able to work together without tearing one another apart.
Common ground, a word, an idea, a value that once was part of this country and its leadership, an ability to work together like our founding fathers that put this nation and its interest ahead of their own. Our constitution, a model of true cooperation, a shining example of true leadership that is lacking in this nation today.