We really need to make Presidents' Day honest. No more of this "Boys and girls, red, white and blue, honor thy president!" nonsense.
Who got us through wars effectively? Hooray!! Who didn't? Boo!! Who did the best thing of all and avoid war--Thank God for him!!"
Who spoke up for human rights?? Yay!! Who spoke against human rights, in veiled or naked language? Boo!!
Our ideal president is illusive indeed. When I think about how divided these United States are in so many ways, I marvel over each day we get through. What do we really share? The drive to survive, at which some are more skillful than others. But we vary even in our definitions of success.
How about this formula: The ideal president "does justice, loves mercy, walks humbly with his God" and is allowed to without opposition and with popular support. How far would that get us? What color is he and, in twenty-five words or less, how do we find that person and put him in the oval office?
Don't tell me we already have, but we sure need to.
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