It's important, for every American, to realize, LYING is far different from leading! No matter, how often, any public official, and / or politician, continues telling lies, and, even, repeats any misstatements, or lie, doesn't make it true, and / or, fact! While everyone is entitled to his own opinion, especially regarding politics, and political agendas, no one has the right, to his own, set of facts! Facts are facts, whether they agree with your position, or not, and, thus, voters need, and deserve, the utmost degree of genuine, absolute integrity, from those they elect. Our public officials must be held responsible, to serve and represent the best interests of all Americans, and, not, simply, their core supporters, and their focus, emphasis, and priority, must be on the common good, and seeking, a quality , meeting, of the minds! With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what this means, and why, we must, demand better from those, we elect.
1. Listen; learn; leadership: How can anyone, represent the interests of their constituents, unless / until, they take the time, and make the effort, to effectively listen, and learn, from every conversation, and experience? This must bring forward, a concerted effort, and strategy, to perceive and conceive of, create, develop and implement, a well – considered, action plan, based on meaningful, relevant, strategic planning! This is the essence of meaningful, quality leadership!
2.You; your: Don't follow someone, whose primary focus / emphasis, is not, on you, and your needs, priority, and perceptions, as well as America's freedoms, justice, and liberties! It is your right, and obligation, to ensure, your leaders, are leading this nation, forward, towards a finer future!
3. Integrity; ideas; imagination; interests; innovate: It's not leading, if you focus on the past, such as the slogan of the present holder of the White House, which is, Make America Great Again! This slogan, looks backward, instead of ahead / forward, and, in the words of Paul Simon, Everything looks worse in black and white ! Necessary, great leaders, consistently innovate, and serve the interests of our nation, and citizens! He maintains absolute integrity, instead of any populist, path, of least resistance! We need individuals, with the imagination, attitude, and skill – set, to perceive and conceive of, create, and bring, meaningful ideas, to fruition!
4. Needs: Beware if any leader, makes it about him, his personal / political agenda, and / or, self – interest! Whose needs are they really serving?
5. Greatness; generate goodwill: Public officials, only, do, what's needed, and necessary, when they seek to unify, instead of polarizing, and emphasize, proceeding, for the common good, and generating goodwill! We need representation by people, who seek greatness, rather than follow their fears, and simply, do, the same – old, same – old!
We don't need a liar to serve and represent us, and LYING, is quite a big difference, from, actually, leading! Wake up, America, and demand better!
Credit To Richard Brody