What We’re Witnessing Isn’t NORMAL!

In the relatively, short history, of the United States of America, certain norms, have been indicated, and, in most cases, a large majority of Americans, have come, to expect, certain Constitutional rights, including, the core component, of, freedoms, liberties, and justice, for all! In the last couple of decades, the world has witnessed many changes, probably, in large part, brought about, as a reaction (knee – jerk), to the atrocities, and terrorist acts, of September 11, 2001. However, never, in recent memory, have we witnessed, any changes, as dramatic, as we have, since the election of Donald Trump, as President of the United States, in November, 2016. From his controversial campaign, to the closeness of the results, to the suspicions of Russian interference, etc, it seems, we’ve witnessed, the so – called, Perfect Storm! While previous Presidents, have, at least, appeared to articulate a somewhat, inclusive message, the present occupant of the White House, has often resorted to blaming, and complaining, apparently lying, and/ or misstating, and pitting one segment of the nation, against another, this isn’t NORMAL! With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what this means and represents, and some potential ramifications.

1. Needs; niceties: How many times have we thought, This isn’t Presidential, after listening/ observing President Trump? Instead of using the niceties, and nuances, to attempt to bring people together, he has often, seemed to focus on his core supporters, instead of the common – good! We need leaders, who prioritize our needs, instead of any personal/ political agenda, and/ or, self – interest!

2. Options; open – minded; opinion: While, we are all, entitled to our own opinions, we are not entitled to our own set of facts! Alternative facts, are merely, an attempt to fit one’s views, etc, into their own perception of reality! Instead, our President should carefully consider, various options and alternatives, in an open – minded, service – focused approach!

3. Relevant; responsive; realistic; reasoning: Our nation needs relevant leadership, in order to prepare, and proceed, into the future, in the most sustainable manner! They must be responsive, to the present, and longer – term needs, instead of denying reality! Realistic approaches, and reasoning, are normal, but we seem to be missing these, often, today!

4. Make mark; mention; motivating: When the President seems to prepare to make everything, about him, he fails to be motivating, to the majority, and making his mark, for the better! One must mention the support, and efforts of others, and use these, to motivate, inspire, and bring us together, towards a relevant, sustainable need!

5. Attitude; aptitude; actions; articulate: Instead of focusing, on the negatives, the nation needs, to be led, by political leaders, willing to articulate, an approach, to serve and represent, all of the nation, in a responsible, responsive way! When a positive, can – do, attitude, is combined with a well – developed, aptitude, and skill – set, the potential actions, might make a difference, for the better!

6. Lies; listening; learning: Political fact – checkers tell us, President Trump, lies, and misstates, at a rate, never before witnessed! This means, emphasizing, effective listening, and learning, from every conversation, and experience, and proceeding, with a service – oriented philosophy!

Wake up, America, this isn’t NORMAL! Every American must demand more, and better, from those, we elect, to serve and represent us!

Source by Richard Brody

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Isn’t It Time To Say, Enough, To The Politicians?

How often, in the last couple of years, has the news, frustrated, depressed, irritated, or angered you, and you felt, you’ve had enough, of what’s going on, and the direction, the United States of America, seems to be going? Have you observed how things are proceeding, and asked yourself, why those, supposedly, serving and representing you, appear to rather, be only serving their personal/ political agenda, and self – interest? Why does it seem, so little common sense, is demonstrated, and, perhaps, even less integrity, and ethics? What makes the electorate, continue to vote, according to their prejudices, and biases, or the celebrity, rhetoric and empty promises, of those running for office, rather than for individuals (even if imperfect candidates, but better than the alternative), with experience, expertise, demonstrated judgment, and a degree of wisdom, who offer viable, relevant, sustainable solutions? Isn’t it, about time, we prioritized the common good, and protecting America’s liberties and freedoms (all of them, rather than being selective, and for all the people, not only supporters), and said, enough, to the hatred, vitriol, and polarization, created by certain elected officials?

1. The right, and the responsibility, to vote: In the Presidential election of 2016, when Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but Donald Trump, was victorious, in the Electoral College, and several states, were won, by extremely small margins, more Americans decided to not take advantage of, and their responsibility to vote, than voted for both candidates, combined. Today, we see, many of the non – voters, voicing dismay about President Trump, but weren’t these people, one of the primary causes? Mr. Trump won the election for a variety of reasons, and I believe, some of the principal ones, included: a) many didn’t like Hillary Clinton, and either voted for the victor, because of that, or didn’t vote, at all; b) voters bought – into his empty promises and rhetoric, even though, he didn’t outline any viable plan, or solution; and/ or, c) they shared Trump’s vision of America, and/ or his rhetoric, and/ or his prejudices and biases.

2. Respect for the Office of the President, is different that for the man: We should respect the office of the President, as the highest office, in the land. But, there is, also, a somewhat, fine line, between doing so, and blindly following the individual, serving, regardless of whether, his actions, are in alignment, with the ideals, freedoms and liberties, this nation has always represented! Until/ unless, citizens make their elected officials, responsible, for serving and representing all of us, not only his supporters, and doing so, safely, responsibly, and in accordance with our Constitutional rights, we will only see, worse abuses, in the future. Nothing will change until it becomes clear, voters have had enough!

Are you sick – and – tired, of being, sick – and – tired? If so, stand up for better representation, and tell those, in office, Enough!

Source by Richard Brody

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