AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY – 4 JULY 2012
As we close out the 236th year of America's declared independence, I am compelled to think about the nation's leadership – and how it has changed. America has devolved from a beginning, where the best among the people, those who had done the most for the nation, were sought out to lead them, and rose to do so, to a nation where the best among us do not seek to lead and the least among us, who have done little to nothing for the nation, do – and are elected.
When sought out to be the first president of the United States of America, George Washington asked, “.... have I not done enough for my country.” He met the call and became the father of America, the greatest nation known.
Compare President Washington to the current president who declared that if we'd elect him he would “change America” [transform her into a nation in his image and of his prejudices]. And, he is doing it.