I woke up this morning still disappointed in both of my choices for President of the United States. All I see are their flaws and there is an abundance of those. So I thought I would write what traits I would like to see in a candidate for the highest office in our nation and most powerful in the world.
A strong relationship with God and who has a profound commitment to 1st amendment rights. A highly principled candidate both morally and ethically who would put the nation before personal aggrandizement or professional goals.
Truth speaker and seeker. A candidate that does not use political speak or propaganda to spin their messages to the American people. A straight talker, who values transparency and frequent press conferences.
Strength through humility. A person who respects the common masses. I would like to see some humility and for the president to remember that as our nation’s highest public servant and they work for us, not the other way around. A person who would take responsibility for their mistakes as forthrightly as they would their achievements.
A person who recognizes and acknowledges what a dangerous world we live in. Someone who understands that we are at war against ISIS and radical Islam and that their goal is to wipe out western civilization.
I want a candidate who understands that we are a country, and countries have borders and they need to be secure. That nationalism is not a dirty word. A president that welcomes immigrants who want to join us and become Americans through a legal and thorough vetting process.
An elected official who respects the rule of law and understands no one is above the law, not even a president. Someone who strongly supports equal application of the law and due process for both the accused and the accuser. A strong supporter of 2nd amendment rights with enough common sense to support additional background checks, restrictions on the size of ammunition magazines and limiting the availability of some models of automatic weapons to disqualified individuals.
A candidate who takes the national debit seriously and prioritizes spending. To first and foremost keep our people safe. Then, to make sure that our sick, elderly and veterans can get access to healthcare. Someone who would make government work for the people. Ridding its massive bureaucracy of waste, cronyism, fraud and duplication, while protecting programs such as Medicaid and Social Security. Who will create good paying jobs by making our nation’s highway’s, bridges and airports a spending priority and world class again and ensure that any person or business who receives the benefits of our nation, helps pay their fair share of the bill.
I want a president who understands that we are be coming a land of the very rich and the poor. That having a strong middle class supports a robust economy and greatly contributes to domestic tranquility. That acknowledges racial disparities and who believes in offering a helping hand up through education and jobs programs, but will work to stop the generational government entrapment in poverty of racial minorities.
A person who understands that the future of our nation’s survival and greatness depends on providing our children with an education that is second to none–especially in math and science. Ensuring that regardless of race, creed or economic status all our children have access to the best education.
Someone who values all life regardless to age (including the unborn), race, sex, disability, gender-orientation and religious beliefs or lack there of.
I want a president who respects women’s rights both in the board room and in the bathroom. Who will protect the human rights for all gender orientations, but understands biology and that bathrooms and locker rooms need to be either penis or no penis to protect young girls and women, especially those who have already been a rape victim. That this issue is about the mechanics of nature, not hurt feelings.
As I sat typing this list I thought of another election long ago….between three candidates a northern democrat…Stephen Douglas, a southern democrat John C. Breckenridge and a tall skinny ugly looking guy with a high squeaking voice that had no executive office experience whatsoever and less than a year of formal education called Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln was never one to get much good press, but the common people liked him. Once when Abraham Lincoln was told in an unkindly fashion that he was nothing but a common man, he replied that, that was something he was quite proud of for God must surely love the common man the most, that is why he made so many of them. It will be the common masses who decide this election and they have a pretty good track record of electing the right person for the right time. Just saying…..