I want more. More from our leaders or different leaders. I want men and woman that take the job on as if they actually will work for what is right for our society and act appropriately. I want leaders with integrity that will shake things up; take risks and stand up. I want a press that wants to print truth with the care to educate versus sensationalism. I want Thomas Paine…..and Common Sense…..
“SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.”
I want to look up to my leaders and know they have my back. I want heroes, not blustering fools who take my money and smile at me as they do it. I want to stand and cheer for leadership that upholds our constitution in the light it was meant to be held. Freedom, Equality, Opportunity and Justice. “For what can be imagined more beautiful than the perfectly just city, rejoicing in justice along”. Mark Halprin wrote that quote. It speaks to me and the last time an author spoke to me, I changed my life. My hands are in my pockets and I have a smile on my face.
- Your Farmer, Tara F. Smith