Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How to Choose a President


1. Understand that the criteria has already been met in order to become a candidate.

2. The candidates like every other American has the right to religious freedoms, the pursuit of happiness and every other freedom granted to US citizens

3. Know that the candidate is also a citizen of this country.

4. It is inevitable that disasters will occur. Fires, floods, hurricane, and tornadoes are part of the cycle of this planet. Once an area is classified as being in a state of emergency, federal assistance will or should be expected to render aid and services. If and when national security personnel are dispatched, including private security personnel there are standards and the expectation decency within the protocol will prevail. Receiving aid should not be contingent upon splitting families, rounding people up, or providing substandard housing that risks the health of its inhabitants.

A potential president must be willing to stand up and stand against such practices.

5. A good president has to be able to unite rather than divide. It isn’t possible to lead a country divided up along lines of red and blue states, religious affiliations, ethnic profiling, spreading hate, or worse yet, acting out of fear and foolishness. In order to unite, the presidential hopeful must have a vision and be in a position to persuade others to move forward towards the goals within a reasonable amount of time.

6. The next president must have a clear agenda for building up and repairing the internal deterioration of this country. A high deficit is no different than having a pile of massive debt with no end in sight. It’s just an acceptable form of poverty with a pretty name. So the next president will be lord of the hood so to speak, at least for a little while.

7. In order to clean up some of the problems, the presidential hopeful will have to start with the people surrounding him or her. It means not being able to shoot your lawyer within speaking or visual distance of security personnel, but having the courage to stand up against brutishness and feel safe in doing so. Values and standards are not defined by the candidate but by the ethics we live by.

8. The next president must be chosen based on his or her own merit, not by past affiliations, a sense of nostalgia, family connections, ministers in the pulpit, or emotions. The choice has to be rational. Make a list if you must, but common sense and critical thinking must prevail. The whole family is not running, just one candidate.

9. The presidential hopeful comes with a family, and like all families, someone is going to do or say something that will be taken out of context, something that is embarrassing, and something that has nothing to do with the person who wants to become the leader of the country.

10. President is a title. It does not define who the individual is as a person. It does not require a likeable personality, celebrity status, good looks, or great brilliance. Those attributes are nice to have, but a good president knows how to surround himself or herself with people who have the abilities to compliment and carry out the agenda of the president, carry out policies, and persuade the rest of the nation and world, it’s the right thing to do for the right reasons. Members of the cabinet have to able to look at issues from all sides and evaluate the pros and cons. Focus on the cabinet, and that will reveal the type of person who is leading the country.

11. Above all, a president must be diplomatic. The way candidates handle themselves while running is a clear indication of the type of diplomacy they will use. A name caller will always be a name caller. A bully will always do bullyish things. So pay close attention to what is done and how rather than just what is said. What is done on stage is not the way business is conducted behind closed doors. News is in the business of making information entertaining. Don’t be fooled by the edited and digitally enhanced images of a few seconds of a long day.

12. Be reasonable…No president is ever going to be 100% truthful to the public. The oath to protect “against all enemies both foreign and domestic” is strictly upheld and that means disclosures are given on a need to know basis…so get over it! Chances are the average person isn’t 100% truthful in private or public. Now, go out and vote wisely.