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My Thoughts on Leadership

Updated on November 6, 2012

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I was feeling very inspired earlier when my thoughts came to such clarity. These are my thoughts about leadership and the presidency. Here I lay down my thoughts for everyone to read. Hopefully I will receive no negative comments or backlash from this. It's not about who is in office, but the character of the greatest leaders of our country. It's a hard job and they should be respected. We may not agree with them, but we could at least appreciate them for stepping up. Here's what I wrote on Facebook earlier, something that just came out of me. Check it out.

My hope is that everyone gets their voices heard today NO MATTER WHO they are voting for. If you feel the need to discourage others because of their vote, that's a problem there. Everyone is entitled to their preference of who leads our country. Promise me that NO MATTER WHO wins this election, you'll stand with him and honor him as the leader of this country.

If I don't have my way, I won't pout, I won't boo. I'll stand up and acknowledge the President of The United States. Everyone should have this same state of mind. We're all mature adults who understand that the voice of millions count, even if those voices don't exactly agree with us.

I've never talked ill of the any of the presidents I've seen in my life time. I won't start now. Who is in office is our leader and should be recognized as such. It's a hard job and more stressful than any job on the planet. I honor those leaders who step up to lead our country to the best of their ability. That's leadership to be recognized. So to those presidents of my life time: George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, and George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. I'm in awe of your spirit and patriotism towards my country.

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      Attikos 4 years ago from East Cackalacky

      Would that more took your attitude of it, CrazedNovelist. You should consider changing your nom de net, by the way. That view of politics is quite sane.

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Thanks!! :) I appreciate your support. I'm glad you enjoyed the read.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Your are a welcome rarity today, Aubrey. Despite my interest in political issues, I have become cynical about politics. I stopped reading about it as I got tired and disgusted at the barrage of misinformation, personal slants, the bitter anger disguised as humor in altered photographs (Obama with a "pinocchio nose"), and insults at readers who like him.

      Today, news reports are revealing that some polling places are seeing voting machines that change the voter's preference to a vote for the opposing candidate. What the hell...why bother voting? He with the most bucks wins in America. The east coast residents may be able to vote via email. The problem is that emails are insecure and easily tampered with by hackers. So, who do we trust? Regardless of what the polls say, with so much doubt cast, I expect whichever candidate loses will contest the vote count.

      I applaud your kind, non-judgmental attitude, Aubrey. I agree in principal with respect for every individual. However, the more bickering I see, the more insulting verbiage I hear, the harder it becomes. Respect is earned, in my book, and I've seen little on either side to warrant it.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Some great leaders have been mentioned above. Nice hub.

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Thanks so much for the comment and visit! I really appreciate it. :) hope to see you around the hubs.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 4 years ago from New England

      I commend you for your insights. It is hard not to aim unfair humor at politicians who seem to work hard to counter the values we hold up, but I agree that the leadership position of U.S. President is a very big job...a big responsibility. Perhaps respectfully using our rights as citizens for the good health of our country, both socially and economically, to make a difference would be MUCH more helpful than sitting by a computer monitor and saying unkind words.

      I do my best to be involved in activism that holds up my fellow citizens and helps them in the long run (keeping jobs in the country, making sure food is healthy and affordable...and keeping Monsanto at bay, etc.) I hold up MLK and Ghandhi, and Howard Zinn as examples of great leadership regarding their work toward civil rights for all.

      You may or may not agree, but I think that any president would stand up and pay attention if everyone put down weapons and picked up pens, and were firm about the type of treatment we want to be given as Americans...and (s)he'd begin to serve us according to what we speak out in favor of by how we live our lives. But that type of message would take a monumental change of the "status quo" wouldn't it?

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