How did we get to this point? I cannot stomach listening to the President speak. If he comes on the radio or TV, I switch it off. He is undermining the very foundations of our democracy. I will not listen to his constant stream of lies.
This appalling situation was driven home for me in the most unlikely of ways. I was having a conversation with my ten year old neighbor. He happens to be a Cub Scout, on the verge of transitioning to the Boy Scouts. I used to be a Scout. I asked if he knew the Scout Law; he did, and we recited it together: “a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” These are values, which, once learned, will serve a young Scout well as he or she matures.
This started me thinking about the qualities of a leader, and how the simple concepts of the Scout Law should guide everyone’s behavior, especially when dealing with others.
I doubt our President was a Scout. In fact, I think the “law” he follows is more along the lines of being contemptible, ignorant, corrupt, dishonest, immoral, unlawful, racist, unAmerican, and cowardly. There is nothing redeeming about him.
America needs a leader. Someone we can respect. Someone we can trust.