Leadership America Needs

By: American Decency Staff

James A. Garfield, 20th president of these United States, while serving in Congress, stated at the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1876: “Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature … If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

We stand at this same critical juncture during these times; especially when we read headlines like the following: Christian Group Launches Nationwide 'Revival' Tour to Oppose Republicans in Midterms. Garfield’s thoughtful criteria are vital for launching a campaign either for or against particular candidates, not simply making our decisions based on one’s party affiliation. Let us look for and vote for those who are intelligent, brave, and pure. The America that our founding fathers passed down to us deserves such leadership and representation even if her people act in a manner which would suggest otherwise. Only God can make America great again, but it is such leadership which helps to move people to lawfulness and right thinking, putting America on the path to being great once again. You see, leadership drives to a destination and personnel is policy.

We are voting for leadership and the destination of our country, not merely men and women who we fully agree with. What’s at stake is the American way of life—freedom and liberty! The dangerous potential outcomes of this election include, but are not limited to, socialism, death of sovereignty, and a lack of safety (physical, economic, national, and personal, to name a few).

In years gone by statesmen were plentiful; but now, mostly politicians have taken their place. Men, by and large, would stand firm in their lawful convictions regardless the personal costs. Today, feelings have replaced truth and law, agenda and avarice have pushed morals and virtue aside, and very few people understand what it is to have a fiduciary duty in either business or politics. This is not merely a matter of Right vs. Left; it’s about what is right! This is another reason why we must consider our current leaders and would-be leaders; and then vote wisely.

Don’t be discouraged; recognize that there are some from each branch of our government who exemplify the correct way to represent America and her citizenry, even though imperfectly. It’s our job to increase that number by voting rightly and encouraging others to do so.

In the Executive branch we have President Trump. “Make America Great Again” is more than just a campaign slogan; this dedicated and determined man is doing his best to make it a reality, despite all the opposition from every corner—including within his own political party. Whether dealing with foreign countries, enacting public policies, or placing people in positions of authority, this president is attempting to put America first. The Left spins the much good he does as being bad; some on the Right ignore what he does, while others are truly grateful for our president’s courageous stands against America’s enemies—both foreign and domestic.

Nikki Haley has been a shining star, fulfilling her position at the United Nations. Standing for America, verbally pitting herself against those who would desire to either harm or destroy our country. Being a true ally for what’s right regarding other countries (Israel for one), this intelligent and brave woman well deserves one writer’s headline: As Haley’s Comet Passes, the UN Itself Must Now Become a Fallen Star.

From the Judicial branch we have witnessed the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. Regardless the low blows, false accusations, and demonic vitriol which has spewed from the Left, this justice showed intelligence and bravery as he weathered these storms, refusing to sink to their level. We have some justices who abide by the rule of law and uphold the Constitution, according to their oath, instead of changing the law.

Congressionally speaking there are those who stand strong on every front, even against the Muslim Brotherhood which has so infiltrated the highest levels of our government, men like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and  Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to name only a couple.

Here’s something important to understand; the more strong, “intelligent, brave and pure” representatives we bring to these positions, the greater an effect it has on “fence-sitters” or those who are not typically so strong when the Left becomes dangerous, unhinged, and out of control.

For one recent example, I would point you to the Democrats’ embarrassing incivility and unethical, if not potentially illegal, treatment of Brett Kavanaugh during the confirmation process. It was during this show of hubris when the Left thought they had no one who could or would rein them in that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) felt a righteous indignation which propelled him off the fence to declare not only his support for Justice Kavanaugh but the need to chastise those who were doing their best to unfoundedly destroy him and his family.

It was also at the end of this fiasco that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) spoke with dignity and clarity, pointing to the importance of fulfilling constitutional duties as opposed to playing partisan politics.

Time doesn’t permit me to lift up other statesmen or expose those who endeavor to destroy this great nation. I do urge you, however, to look carefully at those candidates who are on the ballot and see if they are moving our country nearer to or further from constitutional idealism. Are they supportive of those who are doing their best for this nation and its citizenry or are they standing in the way of good policy because they don’t like the man behind it.

I don’t ask you to vote conservatively because of dead traditions, but rather to preserve the purifying flames of liberty, freedom and righteousness. As Gustav Mahler stated, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.This is the leadership America needs. Remember these things and talk about them with others as you go to the polls on November 6 to do your duty, shouldering your obligation to this nation and its citizens, to your family, friends, and those who will come after you.


Come watch "Death of a Nation" THIS FRIDAY at either 1 PM or 7PM at the American Decency Association(203 E. Main St. Fremont, Michigan). Very interesting, very informative, very compelling!

• We believe this to be Dinesh D’Souza’s best film yet. He has an astute recognition of the times.

• This movie shows well what is at stake for these midterm elections

• Examining both the past and the present, Death of a Nation cuts through progressive big lies to expose hidden history and explosive truths.

Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats during his day. Can Trump—and we—come together and save America this time?”

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