Letter: What defines a leader
President Obama used the word "change" and promises of "more" to the voters, but never defined what change or more he was talking about. He also sought the votes of immigrants from Mexico, promising the same and indicating even greater access to the United States. Then he stated he would rather be a one-term president and bring about all this "change" and "more" than be reelected.
In honest words, he was making a deal without regard to right, wrong or reality to be elected. Be a one-term president? Not if he can help it. And he has been running for reelection since he took office.
We have had great presidents, O.K. presidents, and also some that were serious disappointments … but this president is unique because his arrogance and pride are detrimental to America. Without shame, he has compared himself with the greatest presidents in our history, and his disrespect for our Constitution and laws has damaged us more than many realize. If he is so educated, then why doesn’t he know that history will determine who is great and that his inflated opinion of himself is wrong.
We will recover from his presidency, just as we have from previous disappointing times. But when an American president displays an attitude of contempt for our history and the plan our Founders had for us, then we have to stand up for all of us.
Our greatest presidents shared many of the same qualities—love for America, the belief that we exist because God wanted us to be, strong moral values that included humility and honesty, and genuine intelligence because each one knew that the ability to learn, reason and produce came not from themselves, but was God’s gift for them to use.
In other words, each one was a genuine leader, and President Obama is not.