By Greg Hornsby
Can a president truly be a man of character? The president of the United States is essentially the CEO of the largest corporation in the world. It can only be insinuated that a person only seeks to become president as a matter of self-interest. Why would anyone seek out the presidency for reasons other than power, money and enterprise? That, among other reasons, only breeds corruption.
Our modern presidents have failed to exert a sense of pride or love of country. It’s only sold to us by way of the campaign trail. The means to the end is to start in politics at a young age and weasel their way up the party ranks until the party feels they can sell the party agenda well enough to become the boss. In the process, they must destroy their friends and ally with their enemies, if it means advancing in the ranks. Then they must persuade the people that their best interests are top priority. They aren’t. The priority is to feed their lust for power.
As citizens, we have decided that this is apparent and we don’t like it. So, what do we do? We demand an outsider. The mistake: An outsider that actually wants to be the president must have the same psychological makeup of the personality we don’t want in office or they wouldn’t ask you for your vote. A true outsider must be asked to become the leader.
The agenda is common for both major parties. The only difference is how they get there. For Republicans, it’s by big enterprise and monetary control. For Democrats, it’s by big government and monetary control. For both, the only way to power is through the control of the money. Either way, it’s by aristocracy at the expense of Liberty. America is starting to figure that out.
We haven’t just recently gained our independence, so we don’t need someone who appreciates it. No one living today has had to fight a foreign power with muskets while at the same time establish a foundation for Liberty to obtain freedom from tyranny. Today, the only goal is to become powerful in the global theater. As Patrick Henry stated so eloquently, “When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.”
We should all fear that Liberty is seldom gained through dialog and elections. Our government may be too far gone. No man or party in the pursuit of that much power is willing to give up that power without a fight. We must all heed the warning of Thomas Jefferson when he said, “The tree of Liberty must be refreshed, from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” It’s a scary thought, but it’s becoming all too real. Should Liberty be the new language of America?