Letter: Life and politics: who has the qualities to lead?
America was intended to be a great nation, a leader, and for some time we have been—stumbling, but always getting up again to grow stronger through the process.
Now, however, the values we have shed (hard work with a little sweat and muscle; respect for God and the road He has given all to follow; respect for others, even if they don’t agree with us; humility; honesty, and the courage to stand up for what’s right) appear to be replaced by many, for values contrary to what made us.
With another election coming, I always hope to find some who are willing to serve to display the character we need for leadership, and whether Republican, Democrat or independent, the search is not easy. Our nation’s military and intelligence personnel have now found and sent to his reward the person that instigated hate against our nation. But hate is difficult to end.
They succeeded in hurting America because we became lazy, stopped believing in what built us, discarded the values that made us strong and, in the end, made us a target. No, they were not justified in their hate, but simply took advantage of our complacency.
We cannot afford to continue this way. We have what we need to make jobs, to feed our people, but if we don’t use our resources and teach our young to do the same, we will fail. When we listen to any candidate for any office, we must identify values and history and forget charm or eloquence, because they will provide nothing.
We are responsible for our country, so who we choose rests on us.