Below is a comment that one of our readers, Shofar, made on a post today. I thought it was so eloquent that I wanted to make sure everyone saw it, so I’m running it as an article.
I hope you all enjoy.
There was a time when those that sought the office of POTUS had the best interests of America at the forefront of their mind.
Reagan was a visionary who saw the greatness of this country, and wanted to strengthen that greatness and defeat communism. Kennedy, while a flawed man, was willing to learn from his mistakes in office, and challenged the people to achieve – “Ask not what your country can do for you . . .” His vision lead to putting a man on the moon, and his courage pushed back Soviet encroachment in Cuba.
Truman, while at times coarse and blunt, knew who ultimately was responsible for what went on in this country – “The buck stops here.”
Lincoln, while some of his policies were later deemed unconstitutional, was memorialized by his Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, with the words, “There lies the most perfect ruler of men the world has ever seen.” Lincoln saved a young nation from disintegration.
It is unfortunate that today’s politicians are more concerned about their own success than that of the country. This is more and more apparent as we tick down the time to the election. Republicans are eating each other, and Dems are distancing themselves from their once exalted messiah.
The 2012 election may be the tipping point of no return for this nation, and we the people are being offered nothing more than myopia and fear. It is a shame that the “baby boomer” generation has yet to produce a true national leader. One that holds this country dear to their heart, and is willing to speak the truth about what needs to be done versus simply responding to polls.
Election 2012 – Romney the empty suit or Obama, the emperor with no clothes. Some choice.