Our nation is in deep trouble when it comes to leadership. On both sides of the aisle there’s a void of real leadership. Ongoing issues like unemployment, social security, the budget deficit, Medicare, and the various wars in which we are engaged, represent critical challenges that require strong and decisive leadership. Unfortunately, all we get from Washington is finger pointing and placing the blame on the other party. As a result, all over the country there is this boiling caldron of frustration, anger, hate and mistrust that has led to numerous protests.
The decisions our leaders have made over time are now changing the very foundation of our country. It appears that all they are concerned about is maintaining their power, and many are willing to deceive and spin the truth to keep what they believe is theirs. How long will we sit back and watch this happen?
Who will step up to be the leader to bring stability to our country? This nation is ripe and ready for authentic leadership to emerge. However, I believe it will not come from any one person. It will come from each and every one of us taking a stand and demanding that our voices be heard.
It’s amazing how Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have impacted so much change, not only in our country, but in the world. One person challenges the status quo and others pick up on it and it then goes viral. All of us must be willing to challenge our leaders and hold them accountable for their decisions and to keep their promises.
We must demand that our leaders look out not for individual interests, but the interests of all Americans. We are all in this together. Regardless of what party you are affiliated with, Democrat or Republican we are all breathing the same air. The sun shines and the rain falls on each of us. The last time I checked, both Democrats and Republicans are facing the same challenges of unemployment, high taxes, and fighting for our freedom.
Who of us will be willing to take a stand and be counted? Complaining and sitting idly by while our economy and the future of the next generation continues deteriorate, will not get it done. Write your congressman, blog, volunteer, lead. You may say that I am one person, what can I do? You have the power to make a difference.
If we continue to wait for our so called leaders to make the changes necessary to lift up this nation to its former greatness, we are going to be waiting for a long time.
It is up to all of us to do our part. The time is now!