I grew up outside of Washington D.C. My Dad served as the Chief of Staff for a very prominent U.S. Senator. In fact, my Dad was ranked for years as one of the “50 Most Powerful Staff Members” in Washington. Obviously, I was very proud of him.
I grew up in America at a time when Republicans and Democrats oftentimes disagreed on many issues about “How To” run America. The one thing you knew though, in most cases, is that they all loved America and the principles on which she was founded. As a young person-into-adulthood, I would meet my Dad for lunch in the Senator’s private dining room and was always taken aback by the wonderful conversations I had with leaders on both sides of the political aisle; good people wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of the people that elected them.
As time passed. I saw a different America emerge. We can all debate why, but it happened. Today there is a faction of people serving in elected office that have a very different view of the future of this country. They want to dramatically shift this country into Socialism. They do not think America is an exceptional nation and want to undermine 240 years of toil and sacrifice that has led us here. They are working to create a very different America.
I would suggest that John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan would join together and denounce these people and their ideology.
Do we have problems? Of course we do. That’s a whole different post!
However, I believe that America, with all its flaws and imperfections, is the greatest nation on earth. I feel that way because of you. America is a reflection of you and I. Sometimes that’s good and sometimes it is not. The beauty of being 240 years old is that we have experience and wisdom. We need to use that experience and wisdom to become better. We need to live our “best and highest” both individually and as nation.
This is not about Republicans and Democrats as much as it is about people that love America versus those that, quite frankly, don’t. We have lost our way as a nation, but we are not lost. I heard a statement recently that is so enlightening. “We are all in the same storm but not in the same boat.” Well… we all need to get back in the same boat. We need people that will serve the Constitution of this great nation, not their self interests. We need to elect people to all offices that love this country and want to serve honorably.
We need to do this quickly or we will lose "this" America. We are the caretakers of a very special brand of liberty. Many of us have friends and family members who have literally sacrificed their lives so that we may wake up each day and experience freedom like no where else on earth. We need to work together to ensure that our great grandchildren have that same opportunity.
We must remember that God does not call us to be Republicans or Democrats. He calls us to righteousness. Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation…” We need more of that.
God bless you all. Always Lead, Bo Short