Wouldn’t it be nice, if, our public, elected officials, focused on perceiving, conceiving, creating, and implementing, the finest, most relevant, sustainable system, aimed at relevant, viable solutions, rather than, merely, their personal/ political agenda, and/ or, self – interest? Perhaps, it’s because, many politicians seem to believe, taking the path, of least resistance, and pursuing popularity, rather than doing, the right thing, is easier, and more likely, to get them elected, and/ or, reelected! In recent times, we’ve witnessed, a tendency to emphasize the HYPE, rather than the facts, and, common sense, should, convince us, the nation, and the majority of our citizens, are ill – served, by this focus. With that in mind, this article will attempt to discuss, briefly, what this means, using the mnemonic approach.
1. Heroic; historic/ heritage; head/ heart; humane/ humanity: It shouldn’t require any heroic behavior, in order to do, the right thing! An historic evaluation, of why America, was founded, and its genuine heritage, should demand, more convenience, to our American rights and freedoms, and less, hype, populism, etc. When did it become, acceptable, for us, to abandon, our dedication, to humanity? We need leaders. who are willing, to consider, both the logical, as well as emotional factor, in a head/ heart, balance, rather than a short – sighted, or expedient way!
2. Yes; you; your: Being a quality leader, does not mean, merely, saying yes, to the squeaky door, components of the nation’s citizens, but, rather, proceeding, with the principles, to pursue an agenda, based on, your constituents, needs, both in the near, and longer – term! Stop passing – the – buck, and assume your responsibility, and recognize, it’s up, to, you!
3. Perceptions; priorities; planning; pursuits: Consider whether the individuals, you elect, understand, appreciate, and share your perceptions, perspectives, and inspirations! How will they determine their priorities, and will they dedicate themselves, to quality, effective planning? Examine a politician’s pursuits, in the bigger – picture, and, focus, on, what type of country, we desire, want, and need!
4. Empathy; emphasis; endurance; excellence: Does you representative, take the time, and make the effort, to effectively listen, and learn, rather than assuming, they know, it all? One’s perceptions, and priorities, determine their emphasis. and will an elected official, refuse, to take, no, when it is contrary, to the best – interests, of our nation! There will always be resistance, and, ups – and – downs, so we need people, who possess the utmost endurance, to fight for genuine excellence, rather than accepting, good – enough!
Don’t let a politician’s HYPE and rhetoric, take the place, of quality representation, to the core principles, of America! Wake up, America, before it’s too late!