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A Leadership Void

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I’ve been watching some of the bickering this week over the government shutdown in Washington. I’ve got to admit, these people don’t have a clue about what is best for the country


I could give you my opinion on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as some call it. I could even give you my opinion about the debt and the federal budget. I’m not going to here. That’s not what this is about. You can ask me and I might tell you privately, but not here.


When you study the people who were instrumental in the founding of this country, you find something that is missing in Washington today. Not just in Congress, but all the government has this problem.


If you read the stories of the founding of The United States, especially the debates around the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, we find some heated debates between the delegates. One central theme remained the same throughout. All of the delegates wanted what was best for the young nation. They knew they were not going to win every debate. Each man seemed to know when it was time to compromise and give a little for the good of the country.


That’s just one small part of being a leader and showing leadership in tough times. We face some difficult problems in this country. These problems won’t be solved by the political party that has the power not being willing to compromise. Leadership means being willing to listen, willing to compromise, and must realize that you can’t have your way all the time.


We have a leadership void in Washington. No one seems  willing to lead and do what’s best for the country and our future. We need men and women like those who founded this country. I’m afraid there is not any of those kind of leaders left.


What is your opinion on the leadership void in Washington?



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  1. Not too long ago my family and I went to Nashville. There we toured the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson’s home). I had been there once before as a child, but this was the first time I was able to take my own children. This time around there was much more to see, along with a video detailing Jackson’s life. What I walked away with after watching that film was the realization that we may never again see men of that caliber on this earth, much less in Washington. Men like Jackson, Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Franklin are what we need – men of character, gumption, and grit. These men, especially Jackson, were examples of true leaders. Aside from their politics, these were men who were disciplined, hard-working, loyal, and dedicated to a life of honor. They were extremely intelligent, yet men who could relate to the common man. Jackson was the type of man, had he been president during 9/11, would have had the Muslim nations begging him for mercy while they frantically sought for the terrorists themselves. Had he met Obama, he would probably have challenged him to a duel.


    • Thanks for the insights. I don’t like the fact that our children and grandchildren are not taught the truth about the leaders in our countries history. It’s up to those of us who know the truth to pass it along to the generations that follow us.


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