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Friday, August 24, 2007

What does it take to be a good President . . .


I wonder . . . I’ve thought and thought about the kind of person it takes to be a good president. Once I thought Abe Lincoln was my favorite, a hero of mine . . . Today I’m not sure any President deserves to be our heroes.

I don’t want to put men on a pedestal for what we think they did. Mr. Lincoln’s actions led us to war, Americans fighting Americans, conservatives fighting liberals. That was the 1800’s. In the 1900’s, we hunted communists, extreme liberals. Today our President fights his own wars . . .

What does it take to be a good leader? A President should be fair to all Americans. I didn’t say all people, because he should treat his people better than all the others. A President should not believe their policy is more important than the people that voted them into office. Each President pledges to up hold the constitution, not to change it.

A President needs to understand they work for the shareholders and should work to maximize shareholder equity, much as in business. We are the shareholders, not just some of us. And we don’t deal in preferred and common shareholders . . . Everyone should be treated the same. Taxes should give no advantages. Everyone should have the same healthcare as the Congress.

A President needs to know right from wrong . . . And then maybe Americans won’t be confused on the issues. A President needs to respect our forefathers, not stamping on our long fought American ideals for their own use. A President should be our number one hero . . . Compromise should not be a dirty word. It should be a rule to rule by.

And Congress should protect us from an overzealous leader and protect our basis for being in case our leader doesn’t respect the rule of law . . . Maybe each of them should read the Constitution in order to understand their roles. If they don’t get it, maybe they should go back to high school for Constitution Class.

Today it’s easy to know what we want, by knowing what we don’t have . . . I hate writing about politics, but I see no other way to change . . . And it takes all of us working together, writing emails to Editors, Senators, Representatives and local officials. All of them have lost their way . . . Help show them.

Dan Hanosh
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